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Easy DIY Vases from Scratch

February 4th, 2013

Set the mood for Valentine’s Day with lovely flowers in aesthetically pleasing vases which you can make using materials found in your own home. These vases are easy to do, convenient, and cost-efficient decorative alternatives to expensive porcelain vases. From bottles to light bulbs, these impressive DIY vases are sure to capture the attention of your family and put a touch of spring in your home.

Wine Bottles

Using old wine bottles as inexpensive vases is simple and will only require a little of your time. All you have to do is clean the bottle free of wine residue and peel the wine label off. Voila! You now have a vase! However, if you’re looking for a more decorative approach to this DIY project, you can paint the outside of the bottle. Just make sure the bottle is completely dry before applying paint to avoid chipping. For a trendier, more fun bottle vase, use various shades of a color on a single bottle. You can also group three colored vases together as a centerpiece.


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A wine bottle vase is perfect for rose buds and other tall flowers such as sunflowers, peonies, daisies, and baby’s breath. A single stem, or maybe three, are enough to exude a minimalist yet classy accent in your home. Since wine bottles are slender, you can also use them as centerpieces for your dinner table, bedside desk, mantelpiece, or home office desk. Another clever idea is to mount them on a wall like what’s on this blog post.


With succulent peaches and tasty tomato sauces come jars in all shapes and sizes. You can easily turn these jars into something useful and ornamental.




Like wine bottles, you first have to clean the interior and exterior of these jars, then pat them dry. Paint can likewise be used to make them more decorative. You can also wrap them in fabric, ribbons, feathers, and old buttons. Using The Green Gal’s step-by-step guide, you can turn your jars into cute vases without having to spend a penny!

These DIY jar vases are ideal for short, colorful flowers such as daffodils, tulips, and Grecian windflowers. Put your well-crafted vases on windowsills, coffee tables, and kitchen islands for a splash of color.

Light Bulbs

The light bulb vase is more complicated than the first two DIY projects, but with a bit of work, you can transform a simple light bulb into a cute, fresh vase for your home.




This comprehensive guide from Lovely Trash indicates that you only need used and/or burnt-out incandescent light bulbs as well as leather gloves, safety glasses, pliers, and an Allen wrench.

You can make a stand for your light bulb vase as shown in the guide or you can get some rope and hang it by your windows and doorways. Cut flowers really short before putting them inside your light bulb vase to maintain visual balance. A single-stemmed flower is as effective as a bunch of roses when put inside this delightful DIY vase.




These creative vases give your home a breath of fresh air and prepare it for spring. Do you know of any other materials that can be used for simple DIY vases?

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