MAKE IT YOURSELF // Creating a Flower Display Board
A few months back I saw riddling racks at Pottery Barn and thought they could make an adorable flower holder. But they were way too expensive. Then, a few weeks ago when I was in Waco I stopped at Kirkland’s. (I had seen on Instagram that it was a good place for home decor.) I came across an adorable riddling rack and it was on clearance for $13.00! I bought it, even though I had no idea how I would carry it all the way home to California. At least I know that when I have an idea, there’s no stopping me!
I wanted to put some type of small vase into each hole in the wooden rack to hold a live flower. I searched for glass bud vases and glass test tubes but none of them were the right size. (That’s actually kind of funny because I didn’t even have a tape measure so I didn’t even know the exact size of the hole). I was motivated to find something because I wanted to have this awesome display hanging on my wall for a dinner party we were hosting two days after I returned home! Fortunately, it was one of the easiest MIY’s I’ve ever done!
I finally came across a plastic test tube shot glass that measured 5” x 1”. I found a box on Amazon and ordered two boxes right away. When I got home I discovered they were perfect for my plan. So I hung the rack on the wall and filled each tube half way with water and a flower. I carefully put the tubes into each hole and they fit perfectly.
I first used ranunculus and then daffodils. Next, I am going to use tulips. Just be sure to refill the tubes with water every few days and use care when removing them from the rack. I was so excited with my project I went to two of the Kirkland’s here in southern California and bought all of the remaining racks they had in stock! I want to hang another one in my house and I also think these will make fabulous gifts.
Riddling Rack: $13
Test Tube Shot Glasses: $20 (2 boxes)
Flowers: Vary depending on your choice
Total: $33 + flowers
What You’ll Need
- Riddling rack
- Test tube shot glasses
- Any real or fake flower of your choosing
What You’ll Need To Do
- Hang riddling rack on wall
- Fill test tube with water (if using real flowers)
- Add flower to test tube
- Carefully place test tube in hole
Yep… it’s seriously that simple!! Since these “Make It Yourself” posts are going to be a regular thing, I would love to see what you create if you ever “make it yourself”. Use the hashtag #makeityourself100 and who knows?! If I love your photo, I might just repost it!
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I love this! I have an antique riddling rack, and I have thought of doing mini pots and succulents! This is so cute!! I’ll be sure to tag you!
What’s a riddling rack?