Repurposed Bread Tubes into Vases
I got these heart and flower shaped bread tubes at a garage sale this past spring for FREE!! Every once in a while I’ll run across a garage sale that has a free box, and of course who isn’t going to rummage through a box marked free right?! They appear to have rust on them and I didn’t think they would be safe for baking, but perfect for repurposing. It only took me 6 or 7 months, but they have finally found a home in my kitchen as vases.
I gave each bread tube a coat of chalk paint, and then 2 more coats of yellow latex paint. I then distressed it slightly with high grit sandpaper.
I stained 2 scrap pieces of 2″x4″ and put 2 coats of latex paint over the stain, and then sanded it a bit to give a distressed look (drying time in between all those phases of course).
Then my husband pre-drilled holes in both the 2″x4″s and the bread tubes.
The bread tubes were attached by a bolt and nut system.
And voila! Beautiful vases for the displaying fake flowers. Real flowers with water is probably not a good idea for these vases, as they might leak, but I’ll let you know if I ever try it and it works out. What do you think? They look really neat hanging on the cabinets on either side of the kitchen sink.
Thank you for sharing this project!!