Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Before you use the vase you just bought at a flea market, test it. Fill it to the top and put it on a dry spot on your kitchen counter overnight. If it leaves a ring of moisture or a puddle, it can't be placed on a good piece of furniture. Get some paraffin wax, melt it, and swish it around the dry inside of the vase. Make a thick-enough coat of wax to be sure there are no holes. It will be leak-proof for many years if you are careful not to scratch the wax with hard stems.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I always test my vases on a piece of paper towel, so I can see where they leak. I have tried to come up with something that would effectively cover the leaky spot, but never thought of paraffin. Don't forget, if it gets too hot, it will catch on fire!