How to Make a Gorgeous Wood and Glass Vase in 3 Easy Steps

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Learn how to make a wood and glass vase in only 3 steps with this blog post. Whether you want a new vase for floral displays or something new to add interest to your coffee table, this vase is sure to fit the bill.

Once you have glued all your wooden planks to the glass, your vase is pretty much ready, unless you want to add some more personality to it!

I love how of a classic glass vase looks, but sometimes it’s fun to add some extra elements and interest to the always stylish glass cylinder.

Enter wooden planks, stained in the wood color of your choice and glued into a pattern along the bottom of this vase. Just the thing you need for a bit of extra interest on your tabletop. If you want some extra bling, you can add some gemstone stickers or the like to your vase, so it sparkles like your personality!

Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Materials You Will Need:

  • Glass vase (I prefer a cylinder about 10 inches tall)
  • Wooden planks (think about the size of a “Jenga” block)
  • Wooden stain (I used Dark Walnut gel stain from Varathane)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paint brushes (I prefer sponge brushes)
  • Old cloth for wiping the stain
  • Craft paint (Optional)
  • Gem stickers (Optional)

I found the wooden planks on Amazon and the glass vase at Walmart. For the craft paint or stains, I recommend seeing if your local dollar store has them as mine certainly did!

Stain Your Wooden Blocks

Staining is probably what will take the longest to make this wood and glass vase, most stains need at least a few hours to dry completely.

I recommend doing your wood stain outside. Even if the stain claims it is a low odor, an outdoor work area can make sure you aren’t smelling stain for days to come.

I also like to prep my work surface with an old newspaper for a quick & easy clean up.

Once you have things in place, it’s time to stain your blocks. Gel stains are great, but it’s important to follow the directions on your stain tin. With my brand, once the stain has sat on the wood for about 5 minutes, I wiped the excess off with my cloth. You can let it sit for less time if you want a lighter stain.

Once you have the desired look, then let your wooden planks dry, about 6-8 hours, but I find letting them sit overnight is a great way to make sure they are ready for the next steps.

Glue the Wood in Place

Depending on the look you're after, you may choose to stagger the wooden planks as I did here.

Once your wooden planks are dry, it’s time to put them together with the glass vase. I wanted a nice “bird’s nest” type pattern, but ‌stack your stained planks in whatever way makes the most sense to you. A dime sized dollop of hot glue will hold the wood plank to the glass vase nicely.

Use hot glue to attach the wood to your glass vase and to each block for extra stability.

Decorate the Wood & Glass

You can stick mosaic stickers like these to your vase or add your own style to the wood before finishing it up.

Once the hot glue is dry, you can either consider your craft done or add some extra pieces of personality, like painting words or images with craft paint or sticking on some glittery stickers, like I’m doing with mine. I got these mosaic stickers at my dollar store and wasn’t sure when I’d use them, but inspiration struck!

I used more hot glue to secure the stickers onto the wood and glass.

Display Ideas for Your Wood and Glass Vase

Once everything has dried, it's time to pop some flowers into your new wood and glass vase and display it proudly!

Once your beautiful wood and glass vase is ready for display, it’s time to pick the oh so perfect spot. I like it right in the center of the dining room table with some beautiful seasonal flowers in it.

Other clever ideas for display are placing your vase on a corner table and adding in some tall green plants (or fake ones if you kill plants like I do). Depending on the height of your vase, you can also use it as a pen/pencil holder or to store tools for everyday use. There are loads of ways to adapt this vase style in a way that makes the most sense to your unique life!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and if you did, please give it a share on your favorite social media network and pin it to Pinterest!

Until next time, stay crafty!!

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