It’s finally that time of year: stores are starting to fill with beautiful spring flowers. Do you have something beautiful to display your blooms? If your definition of beautiful is SPARKLY (as mine is), then you’ll want to check out these super cute DIY glitter vases. In three easy steps, transform a plain ol’ jar or simple glass vase into a shimmering statement piece. [The Sweetest Occasion]
As we slog through the remainder of winter, I wanted to offer a little bit of hope, in the form of some cute vases. I mean, if you can’t get spring weather outdoors, you might as well bring it inside. And aren’t you over using that banged up, scratched old FTD vase from 15 years ago? Invest in your flowers and you’ll get many happy returns. Check out our picks after the jump. Keep reading »
Looking for a simple DIY centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table? These gourd vases are not only easy to make, they look absolutely beautiful filled with fresh fall flowers. Just cut the top off a squash, hollow it out, and reward yourself for being so crafty by mashing up the innards with some butter and brown sugar. Because edible vases are the best kind of vases. [BHG]
I love keeping single stems of flowers around the house because they’re beautiful, whimsical, and way cheaper than buying a whole bouquet. This awesome bud vase lets you choose three perfect stems at the flower shop (or, if you’re lucky, from you backyard garden) and display them together in a wire basket. Wouldn’t this be cute in a breakfast nook? Next life goal: knock out kitchen wall, create breakfast nook. [$17, World Market]
A pretty crystal vase is all well and good, but something a little more fun is often in order. These homme/femme vases are both cute and cheeky, turning the classic man and woman bathroom symbols on their heads by associating them with something pretty and lovely-smelling instead of, well, toilets. You can buy them separately or together to create a pretty little flower couple.
I’m not really into taxidermy — stuffed beasts sort of freak me out — but this deer head vase reminds me of hunting wall mounts in a good way. Hanging a 3-D decoration adds an extra element to any room, and how awesome is it that this animal not only isn’t dead but serves as a container for vegetarian-friendly cut flowers? Bambi would certainly approve. [$70, Charles & Marie] Keep reading »
At first, I thought this was a toothbrush holder in the shape of a uterus and fallopian tubes. Then, I realized it was a flower vase in the shape of a uterus and fallopian tubes. I suppose putting flowers in a porcelain replica of your reproductive organs is slightly less weird than putting your toothbrush in a porcelain replica of your reproductive organs. Either way, weird. The object is a collaboration between The Plug and Stéphanie Rollin, who explain it thusly: “the statuary exquisiteness of this silky porcelain-like vase of pure pastiness gives its decorum back to an inherent human topic that these days has become the distinguished theme of over-consumed erotic metaphors.” Um, excuse me? I have no idea what that means, but the vase would make for an interesting Mother’s Day gift, no? [Street Anatomy] Keep reading »
Designer Jessica Marie Lertvilai had love letters translated into braille and then had them imprinted on this vase. Love is blind, see? [$90, SupermarketHQ.com] Keep reading »