Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

 A gorgeous antique tin makes the best flower vase! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

I always claim I’m not a big ‘seasonal decorator.’ I generally just leave out what I always do, then add small additions that jive with a given season.

But there is one sure fire way I love to make my home feel like summer nearly immediately, and that’s with freshly cut backyard flowers.

Flowers clipped from your own yard or even weeds can create some of the most rustic, natural and beautiful arrangements while spending absolutely nothing!

But what the flowers are put in tells the whole unique story…

Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements and see if they don’t spark something special in your own cut flower decorating this year…

Collect old broken kettles for a song. The patina is amazing! Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Collect housewares

A rusty kettle found at a flea market came home with a broken handle.

But that’s ok! Broken things can be had for cheap! Especially how I like to use them. 

Loaded with natural patina, this little kettle is the perfect base with a jar full of freshly cut hydrangeas!

See how I loaded up a team of kettles to plant herbs in HERE

And check out this kettle rock garden HERE

Blue mason jars and bottles make beautiful fresh flower vases! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Collect an assortment of blue mason jars and bottles for impact! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Group like-minded antique jars and bottles

Is there anything prettier than branch-cut blooms?

Yes! When that vibrant pink pops against beautiful aqua blue mason jars and bottles!

Tip: Have only clear bottles and jars? Try adding a little food colour to tone them to your desired shade!

Dandelions in a rusty old lantern? Farmhouse charming! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Rustic lanterns

Ever come across some beat up rusty lanterns? I see them all the time! And they’re pretty much free because of their condition.

Teaming up a few dandelions with this rusty lantern is totally farmhouse chic!

Lantern too far gone to hang up? Tuck it into a flower bed as garden art.

See how I’ve used this old lantern on a rustic shed HERE

Arrange abundant hydrangea blooms inside antique crates with jars of water for amazing summer impact! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Arrange abundant hydrangea blooms inside antique crates with jars of water for amazing summer impact! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Vintage crates 

Ever notice how abundant hydrangea blooms are? They take up a LOT of space, so finding deep and large bases to tuck them inside can make an even bigger impact!

This antique Dairyland crate was outfitted with containers of water, then hydrangeas were inserted into each util the create appeared overflowing.

Tip: Cut some stems longer than others, so the hydrangea mound isn’t perfectly round. Let those beautiful blooms bounce!

Learn how to achieve multicoloured hydrangeas wilt free HERE

Collect antique sewing machine drawers for the cutest junk and flower infused summer vignettes! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Sewing machine drawers

I am always coming across spare antique sewing machine drawers and collect them anytime I can spot them. The wood is such gorgeous quality, and they can hold so many things, true antique-style!

But I adore capitalizing on the length of the drawer to display some other old antiques, such as the wash-line wheels in the picture above. Layering adds such a statement and makes those beautiful blooms pop even more!

Check out what I did with these laundry line wheels in this Laundry project!

Make things from nature such as this gorgeous branch handled tray, for the perfect flower vignette base. Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Make things from nature such as this gorgeous branch handled tray, for the perfect flower vignette base. Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Utilize rustic wood and branches

One of my favorite ways to decorate is bringing the outdoors in. So if I can bring in any natural elements inside, I will!

That includes easy builds. This weathered tray was made with fence planks and branches. It’s charming and creates the cutest vignette base to hold flowers.

I will share how to make this cute tray and coasters soon! Stay tuned!

Until then, you can check out many other super unique rustic tray ideas HERE

flowers in creative junk vases funky junk interiors - blue hydrangea petal

Thing is, a flower is definitely beautiful all on its own.

flowers in creative junk vases funky junk interiors - blue hydrangeas in galvanized bucket

But don’t you think a little of the unexpected is even more intriguing?

Layering galvanized pots doubles the rustic fun for this hydrangea flower vignette! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Layered pots

I love to layer all kinds of things.

This is a metal bucket sitting inside a caged basket.

I love layers because it adds so much interest and texture! Something super unexpected.

Tip: Group all your odds and sods together and see what combinations you can come up with!

Use large galvanized buckets to dry cut hydrangea blooms in! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

I’m afraid the secret’s out. Grab a piece of junk and get busy loading it with flowers to summer-ize your home!

Use an old dresser to display a waterfall of hydrangea stems tucked inside each open drawer for amazing impact! Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

Furniture

Even if it is a big ‘ol dresser you found on the curb!

True story. This little dresser was picked up just down the road.

The drawers were slid open, then the cut stems were placed inside.

But not all of them made the water! So read this post below so you don’t need to either!

Read how I made the hydrangea dresser HERE

Learn how to dry wilt free hydrangeas HERE

Build a slim window box for the inside of a window to display hydrangea branches. Part of - Try these up-cycled finds as vases for unique flower arrangements!

There’s always flowers outdoors and there will always be all kinds of containers you have indoors.

So why not get super creative and team them up?

What’s your fav ‘thing’ you use for displaying flowers?

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  1. I firmly believe that the best way to treat yourself in any room is to add fresh flowers. An easy touch but generally unexpected since many simply don’t do it. I try, but admit I only do it occasionally. I need to do better. I’ll definitely use my junk. 🙂

  2. Fresh flowers are my favorite way to add seasonal color to a room, especially in the Spring and Summertime. I need to make more of an effort to do that! Your pictures are beautiful, thank you for inspiring me today 🙂

  3. The flowers are beautiful, but did ‘ya have to show the Keurig? Just the sight of that beautiful fast machine makes me crave a second cup.

    Bliss

  4. Oh MY GOODNESS Donna! Your hydrangeas are amazing!!! I wish so bad that they would grow here! I absolutely LOVE your junk too! 😀 Thanks for sharing! As usual, you’re a source of inspiration. ~Tammy