Do you ever buy vanilla beans? They come in corked tubes and a couple years ago I wondered what to do with the tubes once I was done with the beans. I figured they had to be good for something.
I bought a piece of wood at a local hardware store then cut it into square segments and drilled a hole in the middle of each piece big enough to accommodate a glass tube. I stained the wood, sealed it and stuck the tubes in the holes--instant vases!
Though you can display only one they look best and most dramatic in a grouping. You can arrange them in a square, in a line or in all sorts of creative ways but they're nice when you only have a couple flowers. Anyone can make a dozen roses look good, but finding a way to make four daisies look like a million bucks? Now that's impressive.
Any other ideas? Leave your name and link below. And if you've got the time, come visit me over at Design Mom where I'm posting all week--including another idea of what to do with those tiny tubes.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008