Hi friends! Hope you are all having an awesome week! Ash and I are traveling at the moment… We will be hitting 4 cities in 2 weeks (with 8 kiddos at home) Your prayers are appreciated 😉
I do have a fun project to share with you guys today though!
I’m calling this a vase, but I actually made it as a “sleeve”. I wanted the option to put real or fake flowers in it without having to worry about cleaning it, so I left the bottom open. This way, you can put your flowers into a mason jar or any vase that fits and put the sleeve over it… Bam! Easy!
So… Here we go.
This is a super simple, quick and cheap project… Right up our alley 😉
The whole sleeve is made up 1×2 boards. For those of you that follow us on Instagram, you have seen my scrap pile :-). I was able to make a very small dent in it today with this project. If you don’t have enough scrap 1×2, you will need to buy two 1x2x8 boards. You can use furring strips to make this even cheaper. The cost of the wood is under $5… Or free if you have a stash like mine!
I started by cutting 32 pieces that were each around 7″ long. I decided to make some just a hair bigger and some smaller to give it a more rustic look!
Once you have made your cuts, you will want to make 8 squares just like this one… I attached mine using Gorilla Wood Glue and finish nails.
Once you have made all 8 squares, you will attach them together. I flipped every other piece to give the mismatched look that you see. Again, I used Gorilla Wood Glue and 2″ finish nails to attach them together.
I didn’t worry about covering my nail holes on this one. I was really going for rustic and I think those just added to it.
I stained my whole sleeve using one of my very favs…
Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American
This stuff is the bomb! It only requires 1 coat to apply and it dries in under an hour. Love.
That’s it! This may be one of my fastest and easiest projects yet! And… My scrap pile shrunk in the process. Well… Only just a bit. 🙂
What do you think??
I hope you love it! Thanks so much for stopping by! I would love for you to PIN and share this project below!