“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” or so the saying goes. But without a keen aesthetic and legitimate crafting prowess, sometimes trash is just trash with glitter on top (evidenced by Etsy’s piles of glue gun “craftcidents”).

Not the case with Craft Hunter‘s DIY queen Fiona Michelon. Our favourite crafting babe is driven by neon brights, clean lines and modern interior touches. DIY meets doable interior design. Her beautiful blog is an inspiring montage of DIY tutorials, interiors inspo and crafty finds, peppered with enough darling decor, ombre and geometric patterns to make any interiors addict swoon. Oh, and she loves flowers too.

We recently asked Fiona to share a quick, floral DIY with BLOOMBOX CO’s flower lovers. Let’s just say you’ll never look at the hardware shop the same way again…


Industrial Test Tube Bud Vases

Sometimes 1 big vase just doesn’t do the trick. For a unique feature at your next dinner party, or for just around the house because you’re a stylish superstar, try putting your blooms into 3 or 5 little test tube containers and sitting them upright with brass bolts for a bit of a stylish, industrial look. Especially perfect if you only have a small bunch of flowers but want to make a big impact.

Estimated time: 10 minutes

You will need:

  • Plastic test tubes
  • Brass fittings
  • Hot glue gun (optional)
  • A few blooms + foliage

I picked up these cute plastic test tubes from Light & Co for only $2.50 each, and the brass fittings were just from Bunnings in the plumbing isle.



SO super simple to do. Just literally fill up your test tubes with water and pop them into a 25mm brass metal fitting. For extra sturdiness use a hot glue gun to keep it in place. When you’re arranging the flowers, try and get different heights happening per test tube.

Just remember to change the water daily as the little tubes won’t give your blooms the goodness they need for long!

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Not sure about you but we’re dying to try this one out.  Let us know if you’re going to give this a try!

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About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.

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