Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Impromptu Vase

What do you do when you want to give a bunch of flowers, but didn't buy one at the florists and you really want to give them in one?...

Why re purpose something of course!

A little while ago I gave some flowers to my neighbours (these would have to be the most awesome neighbours - they literally saved the day when my washing machine blew up 1/2 way through a cycle by letting me drop my washing to them over the fence and finished it off for me. They then let me use their machine for nearly 2 WEEKS while my new one was on back order!), but being that the florist didn't have any vases the right size - and since I was heavily pregnant at the time - wandering around with a toddler, a pre-schooler and shopping trolley looking for one wasn't my idea of fun, so when I got home I started looking through my stash of jars to see if I had anything suitable. Here is what I came up with.

Just an olive jar. 

I had already taken the lable off, so all I did was add some ribbon and twine with some lampshade glue (once again, you COULD use a hot glue gun, but I was lazy and didn't want to go hunting through my husband's "cave" to find it). It was that easy! :)

How do you give flowers?

S xxx

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  1. So easy to do and the new vase looks great!!! Very creative...

  2. I knew there was a reason I keep any interesting looking jars, despite having no space! what a lovely gift, and lovely neighbors. :)sarah

  3. they look lovely. Really lovely photos too xxx

  4. Sweet neighbours and DIY vase, the meetinf of two beautiful things! Oh so simple but so very special. x Roberta

  5. Gorgeous! I think a simple vase is always best ... those flowers need to be the star! Plus, I could devour that whole jar of green olives in one sitting; so this project not only inspires me; it makes me hungry. :-) GREAT JOB, as usual!!!

  6. Fabulous! I love repurposing jars, and yours is great! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love recycling jars as vases, so many different shapes to choose from. I love the Roses Jam jars they have some
    fancy design in the glass and look great with fresh flowers in them

    Wonderful neighbours you have and I'm sure they would appreciate the flowers. The jar looks great, never thought of adding a little something to 'zshoosh' it up.......

    CLaire :}

  8. Super pretty & i bet they smell delicious - i adore jonquils, so petit & packed with scent, love Posie

  9. This is so pretty! I love that you recycled something that you already had! Your neighbours must love you! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

  10. Such a pretty vase with your gorgeous flowers. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

  11. These flowers and the vase are so pretty. That's a great idea to repurpose an old jar and use it as a vase. I'll have to remember this for the future. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  12. Fantastic, suits the flowers so well.


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