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Flower Vase Lid

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.

brass flower vase lid

Photography: Raymond Hom

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2018

Introduction

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

 

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materials

  • Brass or copper disk (Pictured: Flat brass circle, 20-gauge, from $4; and flat copper circle, 18-gauge, 2½", from $3, metalliferous.com)

  • Handheld drill

  • Spade drill bit (Pictured: Bosch Daredevil Standard spade bit set, $10 for a set of 6 pieces, homedepot.com)

  • Clamp

  • Piece of wood (for drilling)

steps

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

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

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

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