5 DIY Flower Vase Ideas for Creative Home Decor

DIY flower vases in home decor will never go out of style, whether it’s the decorated plastic bottle your kids made for you last Mother’s Day or an old vase you painted to give it new life. You can see its uniqueness even though you or the kids just copied the idea online. You know that, from the little loving details to the tiny imperfections, it’s yours. No one else has that exact homemade flower vase.

In this article, our team puts a spotlight on unique vase ideas to inspire you on your next project.

Finding Inspiration for DIY Vases

Truth be told, you don’t need to follow a 5-minute crafts video to come up with an idea for a DIY vase. You can find inspiration from everyday objects and by tapping into your creativity. Doodle something, change your scenery, or exercise. A light bulb usually goes off when you’re preoccupying your mind with something unrelated to what you want to do.

DIY Upcycled Vase Ideas

As mentioned earlier, you can turn many everyday objects into flower vases, such as:

1. Yakult Bottles

Source: Pillar Box Blue

We love this DIY bud vase from Pillar Box Blue. She glued paper napkins with print designs on them to create the design, but you can also make your own using freehand. Make sure to wash and dry the bottle before doing your craft.

2. Mason Jars

Source: Sum of Their Stories

Since fall is here, season-appropriate designs like this gingham vase from Sum of Their Stories caught our eye. You can use either chalk or acrylic paint; just make sure that you have white as your base and another color or colors you want to use for your gingham pattern. You will also need to measure and mark your patterns after painting the entire outside of the jar with the base paint.

3. Plastic Bottles

Source: Easy Peasy Creative

Plastic bottles are just some of the most popular single-use items all over the world, so it makes sense for crafty types like Easy Peasy Creative to find a way to upcycle them. The easiest way to turn this into a vase is to paint the entire thing, but if you want a wider opening, then you’ll have to cut the top of the bottle. If you do this, make sure to sand the new rim so it won’t cut your hands.

4. Tin Cans

Source: Haute & Healthy Living

Transforming tin cans into crafty vases is probably one of the easiest things you can do if you follow Haute & Healthy Living’s instructions. Here, she used scrapbooking paper to cover the cans. This is a great alternative if you don’t know how to draw or paint; you just have to look for a paper with a design that you like.

5. Perfume Bottles

Source: Francine’s Place Blog

Perfume bottles always look luxurious and elegant, and many of us feel bad about throwing them away. So when our team found this idea on a blog called Francine’s Place, our reaction was more of, “Oh yeah, why didn’t I think of that?”

Again, it’s important to thoroughly clean the inside of the bottle before putting any real flowers in it. Since these bottles already look good, you don’t have to paint over them. It’s also up to you whether to remove the labels. Some prefer to keep them on, especially when the perfume is from a high-end brand like Chanel.

Time to Embark on Your DIY Vase Crafting Journey

Making your own flower vase is a fun project that you can utilize for a long time, and you can find inspiration for your vase ideas from everyday objects. When you add a personal and artistic touch to your home, you’re adding your signature. And there’s nothing more personal than displaying something that you yourself created.

But if you want an elegant-looking vase and don’t have the time for DIY, you can always check out our Amaranth Vase. Not only does it look beautiful and suitable for every part of the home, but it also has features that make it easier for you to care for your flowers.

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