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Easy DIY holder for various uses

On Saturday the DIY Divas made a holder using a few pieces of SupaWood. The holder was finished off with Rust-Oleum stone spray.


You can use the holder for different uses; from a vase for dry flowers, a holder for wooden spoons or kitchen utensils, a pencil holder, or you can pop on a top and make a plinth for candles. 

GOOD TO KNOW: You can make a waterproof vase for fresh flowers by coating the inside of the holder with Rust-Oleum LeakSeal spray.


The holder is made using 16mm SupaWood

2 of 90 x 200mm - front / back

2 of 58 x 200mm - sides

1 of 120 x 120mm - base

4 x 30 mm screws [8]

Ponal wood glue

Pattex No More Nails adhesive

Wood filler

120-grit sandpaper or Orbital Sander and sanding pad

Rust-Oleum stone spray


Drill / Driver plus assorted bits, including countersink bit

OPTIONAL: Router or Dremel Trio / Mitre Saw to cut pieces to size

All the supplies for this project are available at your local Builders Warehouse.



1. Join the front and back to the side sections. Drill 3mm countersunk pilot holes and use 35mm screws. Drill the holes approx. 20mm up from the top and bottom. 

2. Apply a small dab of No More Nails on top of each screw. 

3. Use a router or Dremel Trio to add a decorative edge to the base. In this instance I used my router table (Triton Router and Triton Router Table) to do this. 

4. Sand any rough or uneven edges with 120-grit sandpaper. 

5. Use wood glue to secure the holder onto the base and let this dry overnight. Place something heavy on top of the holder for a firm bond (I used a brick). 

6. Fill all holes with wood filler and let this dry before sanding smooth. 

7. Take outdoors to spray the finished holder with Rust-Oleum Stone spray. Follow the instructions on the can for proper application and be sure to shake the can well before use. 


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