I’ve been staring at my computer for the past 10 minutes trying to figure out what the title of this DIY should be. The shapes of them fit into the Moroccan shaped pattern criteria, and they are definitely sconces. But they can be used so many different ways, so I couldn’t go with ‘vase’ or ‘planter’ or ‘candle’. So VESSEL it is.
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Supplies for Moroccan-Shaped Wooden Sconce Vessels
*amount of supplies depends on how many you’re making!
- Slab of pine with a 1” thickness
- Moroccan-shaped template (print here)
- Scroll Saw (this is the one I use, and it’s AMAZING)
- DecoArt Vintage Effect Wash (I used gray)
- Scrap piece of leather or sturdy fabric (we used leftover leather from this project that came from Leather Hide Store)
- Jelly-sized mason jars
- Hole punch
- 3/4” screws
- Cordless drill
- Hanging hooks
First things first?! Print out the Moroccan shape from this PDF on a piece of cardstock. Printer paper will work too, but it won’t be as sturdy when you’re tracing it onto the wood. Cut out your shape with scissors.
Trace around the cardboard template onto the wood, as many as you want! I ended up using a couple pieces of wood to make 5 total shapes.
Start cutting away with your scroll saw, following along the pencil line you just drew! Of all the power tools, I would be bold enough to say that the scroll saw is the LEAST intimidating, and the MOST fun tool to work with. And if you’re not familiar, I have a ton of tutorials in my archives here, as well as a beginner’s tutorial. If you don’t have a scroll saw, you could also just purchase unfinished wooden shapes like this.
Time to break out the FUN STUFF! This Vintage Effects Wash paint goes on so smooth, and wipes off to reveal a tinted ‘pickled’ woodgrain that’s so gorgeous! I do love this graywash color, but they have other shades too.
My original plan was to use hose clamps (like I did in this project), but I wanted to do something different. Something unique! So I decided to use some leftover leather scraps to make a loop to hold the jar in place. We simply wrapped the strip of leather around the jar to determine how long it should be, marked where it would need holes punched, and punch away!
Find the center on the back by connecting the points of the shape and drawing a line with a straight-edge. Then drill yourself a tiny pilot hole, and install your d-ring hooks!
Pop those suckers up on the wall and stick some wildflowers in!
You could also use these for potted plants or even art supply organization! So many fun uses!
You could even put candles in!! How would you use yours?!
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