I am so excited to share my latest DIY Farmhouse Vase Holder project with you! But first, I wanted to let you know what I’ve been working on behind the scenes. Do you remember my Ikea Fireplace Built-ins? If you haven’t read that post, you can find it here. I’ve been researching and designing floating shelves to complete the project. This will make my living room makeover, that I started about a year ago, almost complete. I can’t wait to pull it all together and share it with you! Keep checking back, as I’ll have it up on the blog soon.
Now, why am I excited to share my DIY Farmhouse Vase Holder with you? For so many reasons! One, it’s an easy project. Two, it would make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift or Spring Home Decor addition. Three, it is super inexpensive. Four, it can be used as a vase holder, but it’s also the perfect size to hold the 1.75 oz. votive candles. If that’s not enough reasons to make you love this project, then I’ll never convince you! 🙂
- (4) Empty Yoplait Oui French Style Yogurt Glass Jars (5 OZ Size)
- (1) 1x4x8 Common Whitewood Board (Look for flat boards with fewer knots)
- (2) 3/8″ Wood Dowels
- Optional – (4) 1.5″ Flat Corner Braces (If not using the Kreg Jig)
- Miter Saw (If you don’t have a saw, you can ask the Home Depot associate to cut your boards to size or use the available hand saw in the trim board aisle of your local Home Depot or Lowes.)
- Brad Nailer (If you don’t have a brad nailer you can use trim nails and a hammer. However, be sure to use the flat corner braces and wood glue for extra support.)
- Kreg Jig (My boards are held together with Kreg Screws. Again, you can use trim nails with flat corner braces if you do not have a Kreg Jig.)
- Drill with 3/8″ drill bit.
MEASURE & CUT
(1) 1X4 cut to 24″
(2) 1X4 cut to 3 1/2″
(2) 3/8″ Wood Dowels cut to 24 1/2″
Using your Kreg Jig, drill two pocket holes in both ends of your 24 inch board. Glue and clamp your corners together, then combine the boards with 1 1/4″ pocket screws.
Optional Method (Without Kreg Jig) – Place a bead of glue along the end of your 24″ board. Next, place your 3 1/2″ board up to it, then attach with nails from the outside edge into the bottom board end. Then, use your corner braces, mark and pre-drill your holes, and attach corner braces with the screws provided. Note: My hardware store only had silver corner braces in stock. If you cannot find black finished corner braces, you can spray paint them with Rustoleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze before you attach them.
Once your boards are cut to size, mark your hole placement for the dowel rods. I measured 3/4″ down from the top of the side board and 5/16″ in from the edge of the side board to mark my holes. Next, I used a smaller drill bit to start my hole and then moved to the larger 3/8″ drill bit to finish it. This will help prevent your drill from slipping off your mark. I drilled each hole about 3/8″ deep for extra room to slide my dowel into place. If your dowel is too snug, you can sand the edge of it a little. If it’s too long, you can cut it down.
Paint your base white and the dowel rods black. I drilled holes in a scrap piece of wood to hold the dowels while I painted them. I found it easier to paint the dowels before putting them in place.
REMOVE LABELS AND PLACE JARS
Too remove the labels, wash the jars under warm water and then peel the labels off. When the jars were warm, the labels came off easier. Any left over glue can be removed with Goo-Gone. Then wash the jar one last time.
The jars are narrow at the top and get wider at the bottom. I found it easiest to place the jars in the holder at the middle of the board and then slide them in place. The Dowels flex a little toward the middle of the holder.
This DIY Farmhouse Vase Holder is very versatile. It works well because it is short, narrow and long. It can be used as a centerpiece for a table, mantel decor or just an extra coffee table or shelf decor item. Add your flowers or votive candles and enjoy!
If you liked this post, please share it with your friends! If you tried this project or have questions, let me know in the comments below. Happy Spring decorating!