Monday, January 19, 2009

Totally Tubular! - Glass Cigar Tube Project

Hi Everyone!
It has been a while, hasn't it? I'm so sorry. Like many people, life is getting in the way of my blogging time and I don't like it!! I want to share an easy project with you that includes items that are generally easy to find. I'll call it cigart.

After receiving over 100 glass cigar tubes for free, I thought I better get started on projects that would incorporate these great gifts. One obvious way to use them is to allow the tubes to serve as mini vases. That's what I did here.

I attempted to make my floral bouquet display with items found already in my home so I could play along with Down Home DIY's challenge on a temporary basis. ;) Unfortunately I forgot I needed to add flowers. Gggrrr.

Supplies you'll need: Wooden block with holes (I purchased mine at the Country Living Fair 2007 in Ohio, however you can make one of these if you're handy). Glass cigar tubes or test tubes. Corrugated cardboard (cut from packaging sent to me by a junk friend). Vintage buttons and any old ribbon will do.

Glue cardboard to the block and tie ribbon around it using a dab of glue here and there to adhere. Place glass tubes in holes with random heights and fill with buttons once tubes are placed how you want them. The buttons will fall into place to fill the gaps. Find some gorgeous flowers to finish it off! I found this display looked even prettier a couple days after I took the photos because the tulips settle and start to droop a bit. This effect is so sweet!

This project is totally tubular, man.

Just a note - Coordinate the display using your own style by replacing the buttons with seashells, sand, decorative rocks, aquarium pebbles, beads, or anything else you can come up with.

As always, take care and keep on junking!


  1. I have missed you! And I love this. I have used test tubes for similar projects. I put them inside a beaker, keeping with a science type theme. This is a cool look with the corrugated cardboard. Nice, Candy! Thanks and don't be a stranger. *smile* ~Mindy

  2. Hey, I got two glass cigar holders recently. Guess I'll do a one-holer holder! Thanks for all your ideas.

    The Texas Woman

  3. Candy this is cute and fresh. Too bad I don't know any cigar smokers--I might have to sniff one out!

  4. This is really cool! And those fresh flowers are a site for sore (wintery) eyes!!

  5. Love this post Candy. The flowers are stunning, the wood repurposed pc. is great with the addition of the cardboard, buttons and cigar vials. This is great!

  6. I just love your creation, soooooooo cute!
    Also thanks for visiting my blog today and thanks for your kind words. :-)

  7. That is sooo stunning! are sooo creative. cherry

  8. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea. And it looks so pretty yet simple.


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