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MAKE IT YOURSELF // Creating a Flower Display Board

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetA 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! 

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetI 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.

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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.

Cost Breakdown

Riddling Rack: $13

Test Tube Shot Glasses: $20 (2 boxes)

Flowers: Vary depending on your choice

Total: $33 + flowers 

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need To Do

  1. Hang riddling rack on wall
  2. Fill test tube with water (if using real flowers)
  3. Add flower to test tube
  4. Carefully place test tube in hole
  5. Repeat

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetYep… 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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