DIY Valentine Log Vase
Present your valentine with flowers in this rustic vase with romantic charm.
Nothing says romance like a gift you make yourself.
Gathering the materials
You will need:
scrap log (about 6 inches in diameter)
hand saw or circular saw
drill with 1 3/8" bit
braces and scrap wood (optional)
Begin by cleaning the log and removing any debris. Trim as needed.
Determining the size
Use a vase to determine the length of your vase and mark with a marker. Use a handsaw or circular saw to cut as evenly as possible.
Sanding the top
Sand the top and bottom of the log to make the edges flat.
Boring the hole
Bore a hole in the center of the log as straight down as possible. Remove any excess sawdust and sand the edges.
Bracing the log
To hold the log steady while you drill, consider bracing the base of the log with scrap wood and braces. Then hold the scrap wood still by standing on it.
Carving the log
Use a craft knife to carve a heart or message on the outside of the vase. Sand any loose parts out of the inside of the vase. Alternatively, burn the loose pieces away carefully with a long match.
Valentine Log Vase
Fill the vase with water and flowers as you would any vase.