Inspired by fellow junker: Junk Sophisticate

March 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
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Inspired by Candys, aka Junk Sophisticate, Totally Tubular Floral creation.
Sugar molds are expensive so I made my own.  One piece of wood for only $6!!  I made 12 of them!  And they cut if for me.
I used a 5/8 drill bit which would fit the test tubes that I got. 
I used gel stain that I had on hand.  Once dry I put wax on it to protect it.
Inspired by Candys, aka Junk Sophisticate, Totally Tubular Floral creation.

Inspired by Candy's, aka Junk Sophisticate, "Totally Tubular" Floral creation.


One of my favorite "Junkers" is Candy at Junk Sophisticate (  I fell in love with her Totally Tubular creation and wanted one of my own.  I couldn't find cigar tubes and the sugar molds were pricey.  So, I decided to make my own!  I used a 4x6 piece of wood and test tubes instead.  Thank you Candy for the inspiration!  For more pix of the project, please visit my blog

Pattern or design used: Glass Cigar Tubes - Totally Tubular Project
posted in: member junk, wood, vase

Comments (9)

BarkingDogs writes: This is super cool. I want to make a tealight candle holder with a very similar look. Posted: 7:40 pm on March 23rd
chiccottagejunk writes: I really like this too and have similar items at my fingertips to borrow this idea. Thanks for the inspiration! Posted: 7:48 am on March 23rd
junkermidge writes: Very nice project! It turned out great, I especially like how the green of the ribbon matches the stems. And I think your inspiration has inspired me as well. I've got some stubby, chunky lumber I wasn't sure what to do with -- now I've got something to try. Thanks to both of you!
Midge Posted: 8:00 pm on March 22nd
shabbychick writes: You made a beautiful "from scratch" creation - inspired by Candy's project - awesome job - and very resourceful too!!

Love the look!

Kathy Posted: 7:19 pm on March 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: Great project…it turned out beautiful like all your creations!

Jim Posted: 7:10 pm on March 22nd
alicemom writes: Fantastic! I just love how creative you are. Your "from scratch" project is the best!
Alice Posted: 4:33 pm on March 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I am truly amazed at what you came up with here MB. I also took a peek at your blog and think it's fantastic that you used all twelve of these in the "tour" in your hometown.

I appreciate the shout-out but give complete KUDOS to you for starting this from scratch!! Way to go!
Posted: 4:10 pm on March 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Wow talk about doing a project from scratch! I love that you took the same elements and created your own version with what you could get. That's the definition of CREATIVE! You did an excellent job, Geo Posted: 1:42 pm on March 22nd
suewhitney writes: This is wonderful. I love when projects that are inspired by other members. We have a fabulous community here. Great work on this project!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:12 pm on March 22nd
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