Sweet and Simple DIY Vases for Fresh Flowers
Nothing brightens up a room like a bouquet of fresh flowers. But buying decorative vases can become expensive, especially if you like to change them to match your changing décor with each new season. Fortunately, there are many ways to make your own DIY flower vases that won’t break the bank.
- Ombre Jug – Find a glass or ceramic jug with a handle and an opening large enough to accommodate a handful of flowers. Then, choose a color of paint and mix five or six different shades. Starting with the darkest shade at the bottom, paint sections of the vase in progressively lighter colors to create an ombre effect.
- Striped Glass Vase – Take a simple glass vase (you can find them at a garage sale or thrift store) and dress them up with some metallic paint. Use painter’s tape and wrap it around the vase at equal intervals then spray the entire thing with gold or silver paint. Let the paint dry, then remove the painter’s tape to reveal your striped vase.
- Chalkboard Vase – Gather up a collection of large glass vases (open-style candle holders work just as well) then clean them thoroughly. Take chalkboard paint and paint large sections of each vase (or the entire surface) with the chalkboard paint and let it dry. Then, you can write or draw on the vases to match your current décor scheme and change them as needed.
- Twig Vase – Take small votive holders or larger glass containers and turn them into a nature-themed flower vase using small twigs. Gather up a bunch of twigs then trim them all to the same length and hot glue them around the outside of the votive holders and the vase. You can also alternate different lengths of twigs for a slightly more natural look.
- Yarn–Wrapped Bottles – Turn old wine and beer bottles into colorful flower vases using colored yarn. Start by gluing the end of a length of yarn to the bottom of the bottle then just keep wrapping the yarn around the bottle in a single layer. You can use just one color, different colors, or even weave the yarn together to create a unique look.
- Up-Cycled Sweater Vase – Take your old knit sweaters and long-sleeve tops and turn them into homemade vases. Simply cut the sleeve to the length of a glass bottle or a glass candle holder and glue the edges down to keep it in place. This is a great decoration idea for winter.
- Pebble Vase – Gather up some pea gravel, small pebbles, or even colored glass stones and use them to turn a chip container into a DIY vase. Cut a potato chip tube to size or keep it full-length then use spray adhesive to attach the stones. You can fill in the gaps with grout so you can’t even tell that the vase used to be a cardboard tube.
Don’t be afraid to try one or all of these sweet and simple DIY vase ideas! You might even want to get your kids involved and make a fun weekend activity out of it. You can even start a backyard garden to grow flowers to keep in your homemade vases.