DIY Indoor Plant Centerpiece: Craft Your Own Stunning Piece of Greenery

Crafted plant centerpiece on a table.
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Welcome to the world of DIY indoor gardening! In this guide, we'll take you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own plant centerpiece to adorn your home. From cutting and sanding the wooden plank to assembling the centerpiece and adding the finishing touches, we'll cover everything you need to know to craft a stunning piece of greenery that will brighten up any room.

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Cutting and Sanding the Wooden Plank

Measuring with a ruler and pencil the wood for the plant centerpiece.

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First things first! Get yourself a comfortable place to cut and sand. For both applications you will get fine dust, make sure to use safety glasses and mask. We will start with a 12x56x210mm wooden plank that we divided in four parts. 2 long parts of 40cm and 2 short parts of 6cm. Measure them with a tape or a ruler and you can cut it with the Dremel Moto-saw or with a compact saw. Whatever is most comfortable for you.   If you’re using the Moto-saw, remember to clamp or screw it to the table so you can use it properly. Is it your first time using the Moto-Saw? Then check our quick start guide video to learn everything about it!


After cutting we need to sand. You can use any Dremel multitool for this step. We used our Dremel 7760 Lite and our Sanding Band & Mandrel 13 mm grit 60 (407).  Remember to not use much pressure, your tool and the accessory will do the work. The recommended speed for wood is 10-35000. For remove just finish, you can use something less aggressive like our flap wheels 502 or 504 or our 511S/512S or 511E/512E buffs.


Preparing the Plank for Test Tubes

Measuring the test tubes for the DIY crafted plant centerpiece.

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In this step, you need to decide how many tubs you would like in your centerpiece. For this project, we would like 5 test tubes. In one of the longest planks, you will first measure the middle on the width of the plank. Then, do a first mark 7cm from the plank left edge, and 4 other marks every 6,7cm. take into consideration, the last mark should also be at 7cm from the right edge.


Drilling Holes for Test Tubes

Drilling holes for test tubes for the crafted plant centerpiece.

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Take your test tubes, and place them in the middle of each mark and draw the circumference on the plank. After having the 5 of them drawn and in place, you can take a drilling machine and drill the 5 holes using a 22mm drill bit (corresponding to the diameter of our test tubes). If you don’t have one at home, you can use your Dremel Rotary Tool with the Multipurpose Cutting Kit (565) attachment and the 561 cutting accessory


Sanding the Holes

Sanding the driller circles of the wooden plant centerpiece.

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After having your circles, you will use the sanding band 408 to sand the holes inside and outside for a better result.


Assembling the Planks

Assembling with glue the crafted plant centerpiece.

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Now that you have all of the 4 planks ready, you can use a strong wooden glue to stick them together. Remember that for a better result, you will need to apply pressure on the glued joints and leave it to dry for at least 24 hours.


Final Touches

Painting the plant centerpiece.

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With the assembly complete, it's time to add the finishing touches to your plant centerpiece. Depending on your preference, you can leave the wood with its natural colour, paint it with your preferred colour, or apply a varnish. In this case, a walnut stain was used to darken the wood and enhance its appearance. Allow the varnish or paint to dry completely before proceeding.


With your DIY indoor plant centerpiece complete, place your favourite plants in the test tubes and enjoy the beauty of nature brought indoors. Whether adorning your dining table, mantelpiece, or office desk, your stunning centerpiece is sure to be a conversation starter and a source of joy for years to come. Happy crafting!

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