Lovely DIY Wood Bud Vase and Salt Dish

When you are invited to somebody’s anniversary you have to present yourself with a gift. Sometimes it is hard to decide what to buy or to come up with. Maybe you think that you have many options like a bunch of flowers, a box of candies, an expensive bottle of wine, something to dress or some cosmetics. The choice of your present will depend on the person that will get it.

If none of all these ideas will please you then you have another option. You may think of a personalized object which you may even do it yourself. Although it will imply some work the result will be a unique piece that will make you appear as a special person.

Here it is an idea: a DIY wood bud vase and salt dish. Besides the fact that it is a lovely present it will be a useful home piece too.If you have all these materials like: some glass bottles, some walnut, a belt sander with heavy grit paper, an orbital or palm sander with finer grit paper, a drill press, some OSMO finish and a forstner bit and soft cloths, you may start working.

You cut a piece off from the walnut and then start some rough sanding on the belt sander. You may also use a palm sander but it will take much more time. Then you choose the shape that you want and mount the block on the lathe to cut a cellar out of it. For the vessel holes you use the drill press and a forstner bit. Hand sanding, the orbital sander with grits and the grit ultra-fine paper are used for finish sanding. After sanding you can apply some OSMO finish with a soft cloth and follow up with a clean cloth. Then just let it cure for about 12 hours, add your finishing salt and a cute small flower and everything is ready.{found on designsponge}

Published by in DIY Projects, on July 10th, 2011


About us is a website that offers you the latest and greatest news/articles/features in architecture, interior design and furniture.Since we launched we collected more than 10,000 unique articles with more than 60,000 pictures & ideas...

Homedit is not a retail shop, nor do we sell anything from this website. We try to direct you to a website with every post, so that you can inquire directly.... read more.


Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to stefan.lucian{at} with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have