DIY decorations: The do-it-yourself spring flower stand
- Cost< 50 £
- Duration1-3 h
Looking for a new and different type of vase for your spring blossoms? What about a three-tiered flower stand? Paired with a few simple glass bottles, this stand is the perfect place to display a range of bouquets. We’ll show you how to build this eye-catching centrepiece for your table in just a few easy steps.
Have you heard about our 18-volt system? It offers a very wide variety of devices for many uses. The thing that makes the project below so special is that you can use the same rechargeable battery for every part of this project. Simply swap out the battery pack, insert it into a different device that is part of the 18-volt system and continue to the next step.
It should go without saying that your safety is paramount throughout every step of the project, so make sure you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself. You can find everything you need to know about the correct protective clothing you need when using each type of tool in our overview.
- pocket rule
- paint roller with tray
- Flat head screwdriver
- 3 square glued wood boards, made of Paulownia or a similar wood (300 x 300 mm, 250 x 250 mm and 200 x 200 mm)
- Beech wood dowel rod with a diameter of 25 mm and a length of 500 mm
- 2 M8 x 50 mm wood hanger screws
- M8 x 30 mm threaded sleeves
- 4 35-mm wood screws
- 8 empty glass bottles
- Optional: approx. 175 ml white or coloured wood varnish
Let's go - step by step
Mark and drill round holes
You need: Cordless combi drill, 25 mm Forstner drill bit, pencil, pocket rule, ruler, compass, g-clamps, 3 square glued wood boards, made of Paulownia or a similar wood (300 x 300 mm, 250 x 250 mm and 200 x 200 mm)
To build your three-tiered spring flower stand, you must first mark the centre point of each of the three glued wood boards. Simply use your ruler and a pencil to draw two diagonal lines from one corner to the opposite corner. Using the centre point as a reference, use your compass to draw the largest possible circle on all three boards. Based on the size of the boards, the circles should have diameters of 300, 250 and 200 mm, respectively.
Next, take the 200-mm and 250-mm boards and mark the mid-points between the outside of the circle and the centre of the circle on each diagonal line for a total of four marks on each board. Use the 30-mm Forstner drill to drill holes at each of the four markings on each board. You will insert the necks of the bottles through these holes later on in the project.
Note: Depending on the size of the bottles you are using, you may need to adjust the size of the holes and therefore the size of the Forstner drill.
Drill holes in the centre
Use the 8-mm Brad point drill bit to drill a hole in the centre of the two smaller boards (250 mm and 200 mm). Use the 4-mm Brad point drill bit to drill a hole in the centre of the largest board (300 mm).
Saw out the boards
Saw the dowel rods
You need: NanoBlade saw, pencil, pocket rule, g-clamps, Beech wood dowel rod with a diameter of 25 mm and a length of 500 mm
The circular shelves of the flower stand will later be connected to one another using three dowel rods that have been sawn to size and screwed together using wood hanger screws and threaded sleeves. First, saw off a 50-mm section of beech-wood dowel-rod. The length of the other sections will depend on the height of the bottles you intend to use. The length of the dowel sections should correspond to the length of the bottle as measured from the base to 40 mm below the mouth of the bottle.
Drill holes in the dowel sections
Drill a hole in one end of the 50-mm dowel section using an 11-mm Brad point drill bit. Use the 8-mm Brad point drill bit to drill holes in one end of each of the other two dowel sections. Select one of the longer dowel sections and drill an 11-mm hole in the opposite end.
Insert the wood hanger screws and threaded sleeves
You need: Flat head screwdriver, Prepared wooden dowel sections from steps 4 and 5, 2 M8 x 50 mm wood hanger screws, M8 x 30 mm threaded sleeves
Insert the wood hanger screws into the 8-mm holes and use a flat head screwdriver to screw the threaded sleeves into each of the two 11-mm holes. Now you are ready to assemble the flower stand.
Fasten the bottom board in place
To assemble the flower stand step by step, first take the long dowel section without the hole and align that end with the centre hole of largest wooden board (300 mm), propping the board up on its side like a wheel. Now insert a wood screw into the pre-drilled 4-mm hole in the board and screw it through into the dowel section so that the dowel section is attached vertically to the board.
Screwing the boards together
You need: Sawn out wooden boards from step 3, Dowel sections with wood hanger screws and threaded sleeves from step 6, 4 35-mm wood screws
Next, place the 250-mm board onto the dowel section and screw the wood hanger screw of the first dowel section to into the threaded sleeve of the second dowel section of the same length.
Position the bottles
You need: 8 empty glass bottles
Position four of the glass bottles on the lowest tier so that the necks of the bottles fit through the holes in the 250-mm board above. Then place the four remaining bottles on the 250-mm board, positioning them in the spaces between the bottlenecks inserted from below. To finish, place the 200-mm board onto the second dowel section and fix it in place by screwing the threaded sleeve of the final 50-mm dowel section to the wood screw protruding from the upper 80-mm dowel section.