New This Month

Flowers-on-the-Go Vase

In her new book, Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy, Oh Joy! blogger Joy Cho gathers a few unlikely supplies and turns them into a holder for a fresh arrangement. Use it to show off blooms during a celebration, and to give them as take-home gifts to attendees following it.  

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Photography by: Casey Brodley

THE TOOLS

  • Plastic toothbrush holder
  • Caulk
  • Duct tape
  • Primer
  • Spray paint in color of your choice
  • Faux leather fabric
  • Velcro
  • Flowers
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Photography by: Casey Brodley

HOW-TO

  1. If your toothbrush holder has drainage holes on the bottom, place some caulk inside to cover the holes, then cover the outside bottom with a tiny piece of duct tape that’s just wide enough to cover the holes.
  2. Spray paint the entire holder with primer. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Spray paint the holder in the color of your choice. Dry thoroughly.
  4. Create the straps by cutting two strips from the faux leather fabric. One should be long enough to wrap around the holder like a belt, and the other should be long enough to slip under it and encircle the place you wish to hang it. 
  5. Iron on a small square piece of Velcro on both strips to secure the loops.
  6. Fill with a little water and some flowers and hang wherever you please! Undo the Velcro when you are ready to share them as gifts.
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Photography by: Casey Brodley

THE DETAILS

Find more DIY projects in Oh Joy! 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy ($27.50; amazon.com).

 

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