DIY Wood Vase

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Makeover a cheap vase and bring some whimsy to your décor.

I want to show you today how easy it is to create a DIY wood vase out of just a few things from the dollar store. I started with a glass cylinder vase.  

I also grabbed a Tumbling Tower game. It was like a miniature Jenga.  

I really wanted to expose the wood grain and didn't necessarily want the natural finish that the wood pieces had. You can always use the blocks as is though or stain them with your desired color.  

For my blocks, I decided to stain them with coffee. I used two containers I had, 

and then I poured coffee on top of all of the blocks. I let the coffee soak into the wood pieces for 30 - 60 minutes.  

After they sat in the coffee I went ahead and removed them and laid them on a wire tray to let them dry.  

Once they were dry it was time to assemble them around my glass cylinder. I found that my vase took about five around to look good.  

I used my favorite glue, E6000 to hold the block together once I got them stacked how I liked them. I used the transparent E6000.  

Working one layer at a time I continued until you get to the top of the vase. Make sure to add a dab of glue to the bottom of the blocks where they make contact with each other and the back of each one where it makes contact with the vase.  

Once I got close to the top of the vase I decided to continue my pattern up one more row. This made sure to covers the top of the glass cylinder.  

After adding the top row that was all that I needed to do. I really love how cool the coffee-stained wood looks. It was so easy to create this DIY wood vase and very budget-friendly. 

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Meredith Schneider
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  • Janie Janie on Jun 22, 2022

    Is it necessary to glue the pieces of wood to the glass vase also?

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  • Katie C Katie C on Mar 02, 2022

    Not everyone follows Justin Wray. Thank you for sharing on this app. I wonder if you can add the blocks vertically?

  • Heather Ramza Heather Ramza on Mar 02, 2022

    There are a lot of tutorials posted out there of the same or very similar projects, it's not just Meredith's.. This is actually a great thing because each poster offers differing views from a creative standpoint. I love the coffee idea because working with stain can be challenging for some. In addition, the different posters have varying styles in relation to how the instructions are written. One may write it at a very high level while others break each step out providing very detailed instructions. We all learn differently and at different paces, so the multiple postings of the same project is actually an added benefit to the site!

    Meredith, you are a class act. You could have responded to the " Been Done" comment negatively, but rather you chose to recognize and praise the creativity of others who have posted their version of the same project!.