Make it: Faceted Bud Vases

Today is day 4 of the Six Days of Spring with my Faceted Bud Vases. All week I’ve been taking forgotten/unloved/overlooked things and bringing them back to life with a fresh look, just in time for spring.Facets are HOT in home decor right now. From Anthro to Z Gallerie, every shop that I love have all found a way to bring them into their shops. When I ran across some test tubes, it took me a few days to figure out what I’d do with them. With a little bit of leftover wood and some snazzy saw moves, faceted bud vases were born.

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First I started with some 4×4 wood that was left over from another project. Since you only need a couple of feet, this is perfect if you have a few inches of scrap. We made 3 of them, one 5 inches, one 6 1/2 inches, and another 8 inches tall.  First we drilled a hole into the top of the wood with a 3/4 inch spade bit. {When I say we, I mean he – since Mr. SCC did all the hard work.}

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Next, with the table saw set to a 43 degree angle, he used the guide and held the straight side against it, cutting bits of the post off on each of the 4 sides, both on top and bottom.

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Next he set the saw to 25 degrees, and used the guide with the corner towards it, cutting off slices all around 4 sides, both top and bottom, just like before.

The last cut was with the saw set at a 45 degree angle, and he laid the pieces flat on their sides and pushed them through, so they would trim off the rounded corners to give it one last facet.

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I gave them all 2 coats of satin white paint all around, then when they were dry, I lightly sanded the facet edges to make them pop out.

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I put a test tube in each one, and that’s it! {I found the test tubes at Hobby Lobby, 2 pack for $1.99 – using a 40% off coupon made them $1.29 for 2 – or less than $2 for all 3 tubes. — You can also find them on Amazon for $7.99/10 pack.}

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Add in a dash of water and some pretty flowers and no one will ever know that you made them for less than a cup of coffee, and it only took about 30 minutes.

Be sure to stop by the other blogs in our 6 Days of Spring series.
Don’t forget! Monday is your chance to share YOUR projects!

Comments

  1. Super cute, Gina! I need to make a few of these for my spring mantel!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  2. These are amazing Gina! The roughed up edges give them so much character. Pinning!

  3. I need to get these made!!!

    Thanks…
    Julie
    http://www.thevintagebarnhome.com

  4. These look amazing. More inspiration for buying a table saw!

  5. Dang girl you are on a roll! I will be featuring!

  6. I need a Mr. SCC – do you rent him out? Love these – the shape is very mod and love the distressed finish!
    Kelly

  7. How creative Gina!! So neat!

  8. i cannot even begin to tell you how much i love these!! you guys did such a good job…now, to find a table saw…

  9. Between the two of you, doesn’t look like there’s anything you can’t make! These are really cool.

  10. This is such a cool idea! Love them.

  11. These are just plain AWESOME!!!! Really AWESOME!!!!! I give them a WOW rating!!! : ) Just might try this but Junkin Joe is going to have to do the cutting…I like my fingers where they are! : ) hugs…

  12. Those are absolutely fantastic!! Great Teamwork ;)

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