Turn plastic graduated drains from the hardware store into these fun DIY flower holders – and you can also use them as candle platforms.
So I was perusing the plumbing section when I came across a set of PVC drains. They come in graduated sizes and I stood in the aisle stacking and unstacking them like a wedding cake until I had an idea. Actually I had two ideas! And that is how this DIY flower and candle holder was born.
DIY Flower Holders
For this project you will need:
- Three graduated plastic drains (cost $$1.25-$3.50)
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Graphic Paper
- Sandpaper or a sander (optional)
- Spray Paint
- Glue – I used E-6000
- Craft Knife
For durability, once everything was totally dry I applied a sealing coat of Mod Podge to the paper.
After that dried it was easy to attach the drains to each other using a thin bead of the E-600.
My initial idea was to use them as decorative lighting on a table. I just slipped a battery operated tealight underneath. The light coming up through the drains made a great pattern . . . unfortunately I’m not a skilled enough photographer to figure out how to take the picture.
So, we move on to Idea 2.
Flower stems fit neatly down through the holes to create an easy, fun, and different table decoration. If you coordinated the paper in a red, white and blue scheme they could be a fun addition to a July 4th celebration.
To keep the flowers going I just put a small dish of water under the bottom.