Let’s create an awesome Floral Centerpiece with Tulips to spruce up our table! It is about this time of year that I am dying for winter to be over. I loathe winter as is, but the freezing cold temperatures combined with seeing all the trees leafless and the flowers dead just make winter all the worse.
It seems like March is always the month when I start buying flowers to put everywhere in my home. I think it is my way of willing spring to come.
This year I decided to use some leftover 2″x 4″ to create a pretty floral centerpiece that I can have out year round. I added tulips to the mini test tubes to create a beautiful centerpiece for my kitchen table.
- 2 x 4
- Miter saw
- Brad nailer with 1 1/2″ nails
- Wood Glue
- Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
- Spade Bit Drill Bit Assortment
- Minwax Stain – English Chestnut
- Mini Test Tubes – Test Tubes
- Tape Measure
How To Make the Tulip Centerpiece
Step 1 – Cutting
Cut your 2×4″s down to 9.5″ with a mitered corner.
Step 2 – Glue them Together
Using wood glue and a brad nailer, secure the 4 pieces together to form a square.
Step 3 – Mark the Holes
Mark three dots on the top of each side so you know where to drill your holes.
Step 4 – Drill
Using a 5/8″ paddle bit drill all the way down into the wood making sure you drill the same depth in all 12 holes.
Step 5 – Sand
Sand the entire piece down and then give it a coat of Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner so that the stain would go on evenly.
Step 6 – Stain
Stain it with Minwax English Chestnut letting it sit on the centerpiece for 15 minutes and then wiping the excess off.
Step 7 – The Tubes
After it dries completely, put the test tubes in place.
I used a rubber mallet to knock them in place.
Step 8 – The Tulips
Then pick up some red and pink cut tulips from your local grocery store.
I must say it definitely boosts my mood seeing those tulips on my table.
Wouldn’t this make a fun gift for a birthday? Or what about a hostess gift for Easter Brunch?
I know my mom adores tulips and would love this for Mother’s Day.
Do you want to know what I love most about this project?
I hate arranging flowers! I swear they never look pretty when I try and arrange them.
This is simple – just pop a bud in each small test tube.