(Photo via www.kmart.com.au)
I had been eyeing off this cute little Test Tube Vase from Kmart for a while! Once I bought them home I just couldn’t help myself and had to have a Farmhouse Test Tube Vase Tinker!
Farmhouse Test Tube Vase Tinker
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- White Chalk Paint
- Small Paint Brush
- 120 grit sandpaper block
- Artline Paint Marker
- Test Tube Vase
I set to work with my white chalk paint using my small paint brush
and painted the stand that the test tubes are sitting in.
Once dry I sanded back the edges with my 120 grit sand paper block
and also the the other painted areas to let the underneath come back through the white.
Then applied some wax to seal.
Then taking my nifty paint marker I hand drew the numbers onto the glass and allowed the paint to dry.
Handy Hint: Make sure you give the marker a really good shake before using.
Then adding some sweet jute bows to the top of each test tube, a splash of water and some gorgeous white flowers my thinker is complete!
Since having a tinker with this one for me, I also made a few for presents to give to my girlfriends which they loved and would also make great a great Teachers present through out the year.
Until next time,
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I was lucky to come across a box of old test tubes at the thrift. Creative ideas to use them! Thanks.
What a pretty update, love the addition of the numbers and the jute bows. Thanks for sharing at our first Talk of the Town party.
Your very welcome Donna! I'm sure they will turn out fabulous! 🙂
Thank you Betsy! It was fun to tinker with 🙂
Sam, how nice is this! Love it, and I'd have painted it white as well! You can use it with anything in it, but I like the fresh flowers so much! They give me a spring-y feel already!
I love this! Great job.
Very sweet! It can be used year round with flowers for each season. Love it.
Thank you Katrin! There sure is something up lifting when things are painted white!! I'm glad they have made you feel all spring-y already!! 🙂 xx
Thank you for your sweet comment!! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead 🙂
Thank you Ann! That's a great idea! Nothing more lovely than flowers in your house! Always bring a smile to your face 🙂
Great idea! I may have one of those in my stash somewhere! Will have to look for it now. And I love the use of the word "tinker!" never heard it that way before. I've tried to feature everyone today for Let's Talk Vintage, stop by if you can to see yours!
Thank you Jillian! I too love the word "tinker"!! It suits me to a t LOL. Thank you also very much for the feature 🙂
I love how decorative this is and it doesn’t need a lot of blooms to do it! Thanks for sharing your post with us at Creatively Crafty #CCBG http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it
I’m in love with this project which is perfect for someone like me who loves to be crafty but has limited space to do it in. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂 Hope to see you again!
This test tube tinker is so cool!! I like the numbers you added. Another beautiful project!!