We’ve all been there: the receiving end of a gorgeous floral arrangement from that someone special (or on that special day). You parade that arrangement through the office like it’s your first-born and you can’t wait to show it off. But sometimes that boring stock vase your new flowers arrived in just really doesn’t do that arrangement justice. And even worse, it leaves you with a vase that gets tossed into the cabinet to be lost in the clutter.
If there’s one thing every Californian loves, it’s recycling… or in this case, upcycling. With a little spray paint, you can change that vase into something every household needs. Even a texture change or unconventional vase can really make the difference in your floral display.
So give that killer floral arrangement you just spent an hour arranging or were just gifted something more than a plain vase. Here are my suggestions to let those flowers take center stage:
Spice it up!
Why not use a mason jar? But not just any old mason jar…spray it up, splash it with glitter. Hunny, make it yours! That vase should be just as unique as you and that floral arrangement!
Slap some paint on those old vases. There are several ways to do it, for the fastest, easiest and most even coat of paint, use spray paint. You can even through some patterns and shapes in there to really make them pop!
If you enjoy in the idea of using something alternative as a vase, how about giving old alcohol bottles a new purpose? Instead of throwing out your glass bottles after that fun weekend you had, why don’t you spread your flower arrangement across a few of them to give you a full and unique display??
Wrap it Up!
You've be amazed what you can do when you just wrap the vase and give it a new texture! So grab whatever you have, rope, twine, string, burlap, lace, tape.. the possibilities are endless!
So now that you are inspired to take that old vase and give it a new life, show us what you made! Message us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your DIY vase for the chance for it to be featured on our site! Or show us using #estcalifornia on Twitter or Instagram!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Araujo is an entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A graduate of San Jose State University, Megan earned her degree in Creative Arts before moving to Los Angeles.
This Northern California native is daughter to a professional crafter and party planner, so design and event production has always been second nature to her. It's no surprise that she wants to be wherever the good times roll (with gold glitter on hand, of course!)