Don’t you just love when a plan comes together? You know the feeling…you have something in mind, you have a space to fill, you have a style you are looking for and then all of a sudden, the solution is right there? While pawing around the basement, I found two packages of wood shims, I am sure reserved for some project or another. Naturally, I helped myself to one of the packages and decided to do a quick wood vase with them. I love the look of wood vases, and I have a slight (well-known) obsession with stripes, so this is what I made…
Oh, black and white, how I love you!
Since easy and quick is key for me, believe me when I say you can do this so super fast!!!
A pack of wood shims, a large tin can, paint, and hot glue are all you need. If you don’t have a large tin can, I can send you one. I hoard those too so I probably have an extra one…or 10. (Really though, I probably won’t send a tin can in the mail…)
Sand you shims just a bit so they are mostly smooth. Then paint the shims, half the number black and half the number white.
Once dry, start gluing the shims around your can. I alternated skinny/fat side up. See…
And that, folks, is it! Right now it is sitting on our fabulous shoe cabinet in the mudroom. Really, why shouldn’t a mudroom look fancy with flowers. It may end up in my “office/craft room” because it matches perfectly. Costing practically nothing, I might even make another, maybe ‘dipped’ in my other obsession…metallics!
My challenge now is to find the perfect flower/plant to put in it. Maybe some tulips for spring? What do you think!?!?