$6 Dollar Tree Craft: DIY Farmhouse Style Vase Holder


Looking for a way to display flowers? You can make this simple but elegant DIY wooden farmhouse style vase holder for $6 using milk bottle vases from the Dollar Tree and a 1 x 4" from the home improvement store. A quick video tutorial is included on my blog to help guide you through this easy-to-do project using basic tools.
dollar tree craft diy farmhouse style vase holder
I started off with 3 of these cute vintage-inspired glass milk bottles from the Dollar Tree. I had to go to 2 different stores to find them. Sometimes they're in the vase section and sometimes in the section with the glasses. It seems they're hard to keep in stock but you can buy them online and have them shipped to the store for free. I have the link to them in my blog post if you can't find them.

dollar tree craft diy farmhouse style vase holder
Choose a soft wood like this whitewood board since it's easier to work with. I used less than half of the 8 foot 1 x 4".
dollar tree craft diy farmhouse style vase holder
dollar tree craft diy farmhouse style vase holder
You'll also need a drill with a 2-1/2" hole saw. I had my husband help me with this since it takes some strength to keep the drill straight while you're making the holes in the board. You can use a clamp if you don't have someone to help you.
dollar tree craft diy farmhouse style vase holder
I cut the board into 4 pieces and drilled 3 holes using the hole saw in one of the boards to fit the tops of the vases through. Once that was done, I painted the wood pieces first. Then I glued and nailed my vase holder together.
dollar tree craft diy farmhouse style vase holder
I placed my vase holder on my mantle and filled it with pink peonies. With a housefull of boys, I need pink in my life.  If you made one, where would you use it?
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4 questions
  • Donna Hindle
    on Jun 3, 2017

    How do you get the bottles out of the holder to refresh the water or rinse them out?
    • Donna Hindle
      on Jun 3, 2017

      That should also say "rinse them out".

    • An easiest way is to the make the holes big enough to lift the entire bottle out but that would a bigger hole saw than what I used. Another option is attaching the bottom with screws instead of nails. I just dump the water out of three at one time and wash them with a baby bottle brush. The paint protects the wood. You'll have more protection if you use exterior paint and/or poly.

  • Cla22104047
    on Jun 3, 2017

    How did you fit the tops of the milk bottles through the round holes you cut for them? The rim at the top of the milk bottles have a thicker, or wider lip then the the neck of the bottles that indent right beneath it?
    It looks like a a snug fit in your image.
  • Jen
    on Jun 3, 2017

    my question is how do you remove the bottles for cleaning? Great project. Loved it!
    • Tammy Sea
      on Jun 3, 2017

      I was wondering that as well. I think I would leave the top open...
    • Thank you! An easiest way is to the make the holes big enough to lift the entire bottle out but that would require a bigger hole saw than what I used. Another option is attaching the bottom with screws instead of nails.
      I just dump the water out of all three at one time and wash them with a baby bottle brush. The paint protects the wood. You'll have more protection if you use exterior paint and/or poly.
    • MaryAnn B
      on Jun 3, 2017

      Suggestion for that great question Jenny. I would put some little hinges/clasp like on a old fashioned suitcase on the outside of the top. They make like the little fish hooks to close a small box. Craft store would have lots of ideas. I like the idea of being able to take the top off to wash the bottles. this is a cut idea Tricia!
    • Great idea, Mary Ann!
    • Suz9972218
      on Jun 5, 2017

      You could just cut a U shape on the top the size of the bottle neck And slide the bottle in and out or perhaps change the bottles to different colors or shapes
    • That's a good idea!
    • Amethystaa
      on Jan 13, 2019

      I had something similar, but the wood was stained, not painted. Yes, I agree an exterior paint would help the wood, as mine got ruined changing out the water. These are sort of a pain in the butt to be honest. Hard to clean. But cute!

  • Carolyn Novak
    on Jul 9, 2018

    What size do you cut the wood box?

    • Susan
      on Jan 12, 2019

      Carolyn, it looks like that would be your choice. I'd say, measure your bottles across, then, add about an 1/2 in on either side of them. So, with my bottles I have, I'd cut my long pieces in the 10 inch range and the sides about 5 1/2 inches tall. Here again, measure your bottle!!!

      I am going to be using bottles from Starbuck coffees. The ones that come in the 4 packs are smaller than the single ones...I'm going to make one of each size of bottle

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