Thursday, March 27, 2008

Vase Alternatives

Here are some more vase alternatives that I have stumbled upon over the past few weeks.

Tons of vessels can serve as vases, such as scientific beakers or test tubes in a test tube holder, Wellington boots, mason jars, or wine carafes. The other day, I saw a bunch of flowers nicely arranged in a plain white-coffee mug! Basically, you can use anything!

test tube holderwine

The important thing to remember is to use a small glass to hold the flowers for anything that is not watertight or waterproof. The picture below, from Better Home and Gardens, uses Chinese take-out boxes (via All Things for All Parties). I have also seen pictures displaying flowers in tea tins. Just get creative!


I love the idea of just wrapping something around a vase to give it another look. You can use ribbons, beads, paper, any type of material. We posted an idea a few weeks back that used placemats. Judith Blacklock from the UK has two great ideas posted on her website. Wrap some cloth around a vase and tie some twine around the cloth to get the look below.


Judith Blacklock Flower School in the UK

Or take a regular vase, a rubber band, and some sticky stuff, get some rhubarb and lily grass, and make a vase covering like the one below. Click here for complete instructions! You could use bamboo or pussy willow as alternative ideas.


Click here and here for some vase ideas that we posted in previous weeks.

update: I just saw a post by Silly Little Mischief that suggests using pitchers, sugar bowls, and teapots - check out her blog for some great pics!


joy said...

Your very own vases was so nice and artistic. I love it. I feel like making one. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity it is very well appreciated. Visit my site too for some fun stuff. Good luck !

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.


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