Did you know that recycled cans and jars make the best flower vases? I love keeping a stash of clean jars or tin cans on hand for displaying beautiful fresh-cut flowers. Next time you are emptying a tin can or glass jar from your cupboard, don’t throw it away! Wash it out and use it to display some pretty blooms!
I have several cans painted white that I use to hold flowers. I like white because I think it makes the colorful flowers stand out, but you could paint these cans any color of choice. Cans are sturdy and have a wide mouth, which allow them to hold a large bunch of flowers. Plain silver cans are pretty in the mix too.
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To make these tin can flower vases, I’ve found it helpful to first remove the label. I use lighter fluid, which effectively breaks down the sticky residue. Then I wash and dry the can. I painted some of my cans with a clean coat of white craft paint or spray paint.
Glass mason jars also make excellent flower vases. I have so many recycled jars that I’ve saved once they were emptied of pickles, olives, jam or whatever else. Again, I just remove the jar’s label using lighter fluid, followed by a thorough wash. Mason jars (and pickle jars) are pretty and sturdy for holding all sorts of flowers.
I often use these cans and jars individually to hold flowers, or group them together to create a pretty display. In the summer, my kids are constantly bringing me flowers from our yard, so I keep a whole flower collection on our kitchen windowsill.
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However you arrange them, tin cans and glass jars are great for holding flowers and creating pretty displays. I hope you feel inspired by these DIY home decor ideas!
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!