Every woman I know enjoys having fresh flowers in her home. Whether you grow a garden filled with cut flowers or find yourself purchasing bouquets often, we all understand the peaceful charm that flowers cast over us!
And rather than using an old vase that often tips over, I’m going to give you a list of sturdy kitchen items you can repurpose as a flower vase! Better yet, these items will contribute to the country cottage feel we all love.
Kitchen Items You Can Repurpose as a Flower Vase
There are many different items in your kitchen that you can repurpose as a unique and beautiful flower vase. So add some rustic charm to your flower arrangements by using one of the following options next time you bring a bouquet into your home!
Item 1: A Mason Jar
Nothing says “country cottage” like a flower-filled mason jar centered on your dining room table.
For bouquets, I recommend using quart size jars. And if you have (or can find) a few heavy, antique jars…all the better! Some of my favorite jars I inherited from my grandma and the thick glass is perfect for holding a bouquet of flowers.
Don’t want clear glass? You can buy 4 beautiful, aqua colored mason jars here.
Item 2: Use an Extra Teapot for a Vase
Teapots make classy flower vases! Especially taller, more ornate teapots. If you don’t have anything like this, check at your local thrift shop. They’re sure to have tall-walled teapots, a dime a dozen. And most of the time, they only cost a few dollars!
Item 3: An Antique Stoneware Jug for Holding Flowers
If you love antiques, you probably already have old fashioned stoneware jugs in your possession.
No? Check at the nearest antique shop next time you’re in town. Stoneware jugs come in all sizes. My personal favorite holds 16 oz of water (500 mls) and it’s just about perfect.
While you won’t be able to fit large bouquets in the mouth of these jugs, they make charming holders for daffodils, peonies and other fragrant blossoms.
Item 4: Fill a Stoneware Water Pitcher with Flowers
Have you ever coveted kitchen items before?
For several years, I’ve longingly looked at Heritage Blue Stripe Stoneware dishes and kitchenware. Made in the USA, this stoneware’s price point is well beyond anything I could afford.
It doesn’t hurt to dream though, does it?
I think their blue stripe heritage water pitcher just gives you all the charm a girl could possibly want in a simple country cottage. Pair it with fresh-cut garden flowers?
If you don’t have a heavy stoneware pitcher in your possession, you can use any type of water pitcher for holding flowers, whether it be clear glass, enamel or even stainless steel.
Item 5: Use a Glass Milk Bottle for Holding Flower Bouquets
Glass milk bottles are another wonderful option when it comes to items you can repurpose as a flower vase. These are often available at your local thrift store and the come in a variety of styles and sizes.
I have a set like these ones here and we use them for water pitchers on the table too!
Err, not while flowers are in them, of course.
Item 6: Slip Flowers into a Colored Wine Bottle
Old, colorful wine bottles make excellent vases for flowers. I keep a small collection on hand for storing my homemade vinegar and kvass ferments.
If you want to display a few tulips, lilacs or dahlias in a vase, put them in a glass bottle. I think these small bouquets go particularly well on your bedroom night stand or dresser because they’re simple, dainty and don’t take up much space.
These Are my Favorite Kitchen Item Vases
There you have it! Here are six kitchen items you can repurpose as a flower vase that add a country cottage vibe to your home.
Want to start growing your own flowers? Be sure to read this post on 10 cut flowers you can start from seed.
What do you think? Did any of these items ideas capture your attention? Which ones would best suit your style and taste?
And if you have a favorite kitchen item you like to use as a flower vase, be sure to leave your idea in the comments below, because we’d all love to hear your tips!