Are you a fan of Do-It-Yourself projects? They can save you money. They are fun to do. They can give you that same feeling of accomplishment that you had when you tied your first shoelaces. In the wide world of home decor, you can create several pieces on your own including wall decor. Here are some basic steps to follow, in order to create your own wall pocket:
Step 1: Secure your materials
For this project, you will need:
- bud vase
- drill bit (metal-cutting)
- electric drill
- floral wire
- safety gloves
- tin snips
- vintage ceiling tile (2)
- wire cutters
Step 2: Cut one ceiling tile
You can use the entire ceiling tile if you want. Another option is to cut it down to a smaller size. It is your call!
Step 3: Drill a hole in the tile
This should be from the top of the tile, and the hole should go completely through it. Make sure to wear safety gloves!
Step 4: Curve the second vintage ceiling tile into a tube
This curved ceiling tile will serve as the front of the wall pocket. Make sure to wear the safety gloves. Remember that one alternative to creating your own wall pocket is to purchase quality metal wall vases.
Step 5: Drill holes into the curved ceiling tile
The holes should go into both the sides and bottom of the tile. Make the holes near the perimeter, and roughly inches in from the tree side.
Step 6: Place the curved ceiling tile atop the other flat tile
Make sure that the bottom and the sides of the two tiles are lined up perfectly.
Step 7: Align the two vintage tiles
Next, cut a lengthy piece of the floral wire. At the end, tie a knot. Beginning from the bottom left of the back, feed the wire through the pair of holes. Draw the wire through the front and then push it back through the nest hole. This process should mirror the steps you use when tying up shoelaces on a pair of shoes.
Step 8: Using the end of the floral wire, tie a knot
You should take this step after you have threaded the final hole.
Step 9: Hang your vintage wall pocket onto the wall
Now you are ready to place the bud vase into the wall pocket that you created. Finally, place a flower into the wall vase. The function of the bud vase is to prevent rust from forming on the metal. If building your own wall pocket is too difficult, then consider buying metal wall vases instead.
Step 10: Seal the metal of the pocket (optional)
Use an oil-based burnish that is clear. Where the two tiles meet, use a clear epoxy glue to seal the juncture. This will provide temporary waterproofing for your wall pocket.
If you are a fan of DIY projects, then consider building your own wall pocket. This provides many benefits. Otherwise, consider buying quality wrought iron wall vases!
Autor: Jessica Ackerman
Added: February 8, 2009