DIY Aluminum Vase Utensil Holders

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

I’d like to think that I’m one of those people that always has a cute, well-kept house but that just isn’t the case. In reality, I’d say I qualify for that category about 65% of the time except for when the holidays roll around and I slip on my betty homemaker apron and kick it up a notch to a solid 75%. Admittedly, these DIY vase and utensil holders I made the other day totally had me feeling like super wife. I mean you guys, I organized my make-up drawer. Do you know what a big deal that is? I’ll have to get back to you on how long it actually stays that way, but for now I’m going to bask in my five minutes of awesome-ness.

Materials:

  • Decorative aluminum sheet (one sheet will make up to three small containers)
  • Small flat head screws & bolts (3 sets for each container)
  • Washers (3 for each container)
  • Heavy duty scissors/tin snips
  • Work gloves
  • Glassware
  • Superfine sandpaper/emery cloth
DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

Most importantly, always wear gloves when you’re working with this stuff, it’s crazy sharp!

First, cut the aluminum to the height of your vase/glassware. Next, roll the aluminum piece around the glass to give it some shape and to mark how much material you need to make a cylinder around your object. You’ll need to leave a little extra room so that it still slips over your glass after you insert the screws. Once everything is cut, sand the edges so they aren’t hazardous to the touch with an emery cloth or super fine sandpaper.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder Now all you have to do is insert the flat head screws through the cut-outs (with the washers in place) and twist the bolt on the other side. I put three sets of bolts on each vase so that they would keep their form.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holderSlip the aluminum over your glass and you’re finished! You could use these for anything you wanted to really.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

DIY Aluminum Vase Utensil Holders

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

I’d like to think that I’m one of those people that always has a cute, well-kept house but that just isn’t the case. In reality, I’d say I qualify for that category about 65% of the time except for when the holidays roll around and I slip on my betty homemaker apron and kick it up a notch to a solid 75%. Admittedly, these DIY vase and utensil holders I made the other day totally had me feeling like super wife. I mean you guys, I organized my make-up drawer. Do you know what a big deal that is? I’ll have to get back to you on how long it actually stays that way, but for now I’m going to bask in my five minutes of awesome-ness.

Materials:

  • Decorative aluminum sheet (one sheet will make up to three small containers)
  • Small flat head screws & bolts (3 sets for each container)
  • Washers (3 for each container)
  • Heavy duty scissors/tin snips
  • Work gloves
  • Glassware
  • Superfine sandpaper/emery cloth
DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

Most importantly, always wear gloves when you’re working with this stuff, it’s crazy sharp!

First, cut the aluminum to the height of your vase/glassware. Next, roll the aluminum piece around the glass to give it some shape and to mark how much material you need to make a cylinder around your object. You’ll need to leave a little extra room so that it still slips over your glass after you insert the screws. Once everything is cut, sand the edges so they aren’t hazardous to the touch with an emery cloth or super fine sandpaper.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder Now all you have to do is insert the flat head screws through the cut-outs (with the washers in place) and twist the bolt on the other side. I put three sets of bolts on each vase so that they would keep their form.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holderSlip the aluminum over your glass and you’re finished! You could use these for anything you wanted to really.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

Comments

  • Yelle

    10.31.12

    This would be absolutely perfect for my pens and pencils in my office!

  • KiKi B

    10.31.12

    This is such a great, simple idea! I’ll have to try this myself. Thank you for sharing!
    KiKi

  • Gaby

    10.31.12

    No way! I need to do this, love it!

    • Ashley said:

      Yes, yes you do. We all know how much cuteness you have laying around ;)

  • Devan Maurer

    10.31.12

    What a great idea. I definitely want to try this out for my makeup brushes!

  • anu

    11.01.12

    that is very nice. I am thinking about spray painting some containers for my brushes.

  • Jada

    11.02.12

    Decorative aluminum!?! Seriously, how did I not know this existed?! Amazing!

    • Ashley said:

      I thought the same thing, haha!

  • Amy

    11.02.12

    Where can you buy decorative aluminum?

    • Ashley said:

      Any craft store, I bought mine at Hobby Lobby :)

  • Pam

    11.02.12

    Color glasses would look beautiful, too. Candles could be used for a nice shadow. Thanks for sharing & I’m sure I will be making sets of these for home & gifts

    • Ashley said:

      I definitely like the idea of colored glasses!

  • HELP@U

    11.11.12

    So cool work!!! Aluminum metal could deliver only this type finishing’s. Will definitely test to make many dogs paw shapes this Sunday. Thanks.

  • Dom

    11.28.12

    I LOVE this project! Such a beautiful result! I will be sure to share this on my Facebook page! :D

    Dom.
    Craftedblog.com

    • Ashley said:

      Awesome, love your site!