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September 28, 2012

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diy | hanging test tube flowers

Today’s DIY was inspired by the hanging test tube installation made by Jeanette at True Florette for blog bash nyc. It would make a lovely ceiling display, hanging over a dinner table, or even a photo backdrop! Depending on where you hang it, you’d just need to adjust the length of the fishing line.

To begin, assemble these supplies:
– scissors
– 2 screw hooks
– fishing line
– white electrical tape
– test tubes (I used a mixture of test tubes from the basement, and these rain gauges from Lowe’s – they worked perfectly!)
– a tree branch

1. Screw the hooks into each end of the branch

2. Attach a length of fishing line to screw hooks to hang from ceiling. Temporarily hang branch (I hung it from the fence in the backyard!) to attach test tubes.

3. Cut a strip of electrical tape (long enough to wrap around the test tube). Then cut a length of fishing line to hang the test tube. You’ll want to make varying lengths and the length will depend on where you are hanging the installment and how high off the ground your display needs to be.
Loop precut fishing line over the branch, then attach the fishing line to the test tube using the electrical tape. Press the tape firmly against the test tube. Repeat for all your test tubes.

4. Fill test tubes with water.

5. Arrange fresh greens (I used ferns, tomato plants, and two beautiful weeds – don’t know the name!)

 

 

You can hang this display from the ceiling (using these fantastic hooks – I use them all the time), or from the moulding over a doorway. I’d love to see a huge display used as a photo backdrop. Maybe for my wedding?

What do you have planned for the weekend? Any DIYs? I’ll be DIYing fringe, fringe, and more fringe for the decor at Influence Conference! I’m decorating for the Stripes Party, and cannot wait to share what I have planned!

See you Monday!
Rebecca

Photos by Wendy at Doodads and Noodles.

  1. Olivilla says:

    I really love your Idea I will tray to so somtheing similar… :))))

  2. Hannah says:

    wonderful, i'm planning to do something like this for years…

  3. What a lovely way of displaying flowers! They really look like they're floating! I'm thinking I will make a DIY print to hang on my very bare walls.

  4. this looks great! Very original and inspiring.

  5. j says:

    What a great DIY! I just pinned it away!

  6. Brittni says:

    i love this Rebecca. When I saw the photos from Blog Bash, I was wondering how the heck anyone got the string to stay wrapped around the test tubes without it falling through and breaking. How did I not know that white electrical tape existed?! Great DIY.
    -Brittni

  7. brianne says:

    I just had a meeting w/ Jenn from Scout to talk about decor for my wedding and we talked about doing something just like this! Bookmarking for sure 🙂 (or better yet, fly out and DIY in Seattle with us!!)

  8. working-mom says:

    Great post!

    Love your blog and find you such a good inspiration !!

    I'm an instant follower of you now 🙂

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Olivia

    http://www.mom-works.blogspot.com

  9. This is very clever my dear!

  10. LEIGH says:

    I love this! Such a homey way to bring greens into the home!

  11. Pink Ronnie says:

    Just lovely, Rebecca!
    Ronnie xo

  12. so beautiful…i absolutely love this!!! XO Brynn

  13. Kristina says:

    Such a great idea, looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Oh gosh! I haven't been commenting over here for ages! Shame on me! 😉 But I have to say I love this idea! How creative! And pretty!

  15. I just found you via the blog hop and love your site. I'll definitely be following. I love this project. Anytime I can bring a bit of nature inside I just must! I might just try this.

  16. FarahsZone says:

    OMG! I just found your blog and your DIYs are freakin' genius O_O wow !

  17. Juh Souzza says:

    Hello Rebecca, okay? I am Brazilian and I found your page very interesting. I love decorating with this arrangement stopped and took the liberty to divulge too on my blog http://jusouzza.blogspot.com.
    Congratulations and success always.
    Big hug.
    Juh Souzza

  18. […] The test tube hanging flower instillation from our Blog Bash NYC was amazing, here is the DIY. […]

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