Spring's first flowers deserve special attention. Give them a brilliant stage with a metal vase topper inspired by ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging that celebrates every stem.

Updated March 22, 2018
brass flower vase lid
RAYMOND HOM

This idea is great for blooms that tend to droop like tulips and ranunculus. 

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What you need

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How to do it

Part 1

spade drill bit brass lid
Step 1

Pick up an inexpensive brass or copper disk and clamp it onto a piece of wood.

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Step 2

Drill holes in it with a spade bit—you can do a pattern, like a line or semicircle, or freestyle them.

Step 3

Set the circle atop any glass or bowl, insert blooms, and breathe in your suddenly zen surroundings.

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