Looking for creative containers for flowers? Here are seven creative ideas to make your flowers look even cuter.

A soft-focus image of a bouquet of pink daisies in a white vase placed on a mantelpiece, imparting a serene and decorative touch to the room.

Do you ever sing the wrong words to songs?

You know. 

Like if (hypothetically speaking) hear a song over the loudspeakers at the coffee shop and you think the words are all about how “Jeremiah was a bulldog” and you sing about Jeremiah and how he was a good friend of yours (complete with choreography) to all and sundry.

And everyone starts laughing.

Because apparently, Jeremiah was an amphibian.

Sigh.

I may not know about lyrics, but I know ALL ABOUT flower arranging.

Especially if it comes in a super cute container.

So today?

Let’s discuss flowers and creative ideas and creative containers and the awkward lyric singers who love them.

A vibrant display of fresh flowers and greens, boasting a variety of colors and textures, arranged elegantly in creative containers on a table.

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A unique centerpiece featuring a lush bouquet of flowers, including sunflowers and dahlias, arranged in a green cabbage vase, accentuated with verdant kale leaves, set against a cozy interior background.

1. Cabbage centerpiece

Have you ever used a cabbage as a centerpiece before?

Hello, Easter I’m looking at you.

A cabbage is a natural vase.

Just hollow out the inside and place a glass vase into the hollowed-out center of the cabbage.

A cabbage vase instantly elevates any kind of flower. The center of the cabbage is narrow so flowers hang perfectly over the edge. I filled with flowers from the grocery store and put it on a bed of lettuce from the grocery store.

And for Easter, I’d add carrots with the stems attached and some bunnies.

Bright red hibiscus flowers perched in a white jug with measuring scale, sitting on a rustic wooden table by a window with natural light.

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2. Measuring cup flower arrangement

Sometimes the best flower arrangements are the simplest.

A measuring cup is such an easy container to add flowers to.

Start with a grocery store arrangement of large flowers like hibiscus or peonies. Remove all the greenery and put a few of the large blooms in a measuring cup (or even a teacup).

Sometimes I use a measuring cup if I have leftover flowers from an arrangement or flowers that have broken stems.

A single large hydrangea also looks perfect in a cup like this.

A hanging wicker basket filled with fresh white flowers and green leaves, adding a touch of natural elegance to a bright interior space.

A rustic woven basket filled with white flowers and greenery, hanging from a wooden frame on a white paneled wall, adjacent to a closed wooden door.

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3. Hanging basket arrangement

One of my favorite ways to arrange flowers is to put them in a hanging basket.

I’ve added fresh flowers in there before to a basket like this for a party using flower water containers like these on the stems.

You can also add a faux flower arrangement to the basket, too.

I’ve also hung a hanging basket on the door. I tie the basket onto the door knocker, but I’ve also duct-taped a ribbon to the top of the door to hang a basket as well.

You can see one of my favorite door baskets here.

A white pitcher filled with pink flowers sits on a white countertop, adding a touch of natural elegance to a bright, minimalist space, awaiting the drying time of freshly applied spray paint.

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4. Vintage pitcher flower arrangement

When you are shopping for mason jars at the yard sale?

Look for vintage pitchers, too. You can also find pitchers like these at thrift stores.

The narrower top like this pitcher has makes it easier to arrange the flowers. If your pitcher has a wider rim at the top, add a flower frog inside to help stabilize the flowers.

This tool also helps keep all the flowers in place in the vase.

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5. Vintage sugar molds

One of my favorite things to use for creative flower arrangements?

These vintage sugar molds.

I bought them downtown at our local antique mall, but I also found super similar ones on etsy.

You can see the sugar molds here.

I found tiny glasses at the dollar tree and put them in the center of the sugar mold compartments and added flowers.

A vibrant collection of flowers in varying shades of pink and green, designed to teach you how to make a quick flower arrangement, with a soft-focus abstract blue and white painting in the background.

How to Make a Quick Flower Arrangement: A selection of vibrant flowers, including pink chrysanthemums and red berries, artfully arranged in a modern glass test tube rack used as a unique

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6. Metal container with small glass vases

In exciting news—when I went to link the vase I found that’s similar to this vase?

I found that it’s part of the Big Spring Sale that Amazon just dropped this week.

LET’S GO.

It’s the perfect vase for flower arrangments because you just trim the flowers and add them to the individual vases.

If you’ve been to a party at my house, you’ve probably met this vase before. It’s the easiest way to create a centerpiece in minutes.

You can see the vase here.

A vibrant bouquet of pink and green blossoms, yard sale finds arranged in a clear glass vase, adding a touch of natural beauty to a softly lit, cozy interior space.

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7. A row of mason jars

Never underestimate the power of the lowly mason jar. 

When I lived in Kentucky people used them to can things in. They’d can tomatoes and green beans and pickles and jelly.

Me?

I use them to decorate with.

I’ve made an entire mantel with nothing but mason jars and greenery from the yard. The best place to find mason jars like these are yard sales. I’ve found so many vintage mason jars tucked away next to a mattress and a washing machine.

Have you seen blue mason jars at yard sale? They are my favorite. I also found the prettiest set on Amazon.

You can see them here.

Just line them up and fill them with flowers.

Easiest arrangement ever.

A vintage white watering can overflows with a vibrant bouquet of pink lilies and assorted flowers, creating a charming centerpiece on a white wooden side table against a backdrop of a bright window and distressed mirror.

Looking for even more creative containers for flowers?

I have a few more up my sleeve.

Here are some other creative container suggestions:

  • Vintage birdcage
  • Rubber rain boots
  • Vintage Suitcase
  • Colander
  • Toolbox
  • Vintage truck
  • Vintage metal lunchbox
  • Bicycle basket
  • Wooden crate
  • Glass soda bottles
  • Paint cans

There are so many creative containers sitting around just waiting for some flowers.

All you need is a little inspiration and a spring afternoon to get started.

And maybe a little tune to go along with all that flower arranging.

And if you don’t get the words exactly right?

Come sit by me. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Image for JC JC

    Such fun ideas I hadn't thought before! How cute would an arrangement be using kids rainboots....in fact.....light bulb moment! I I'm in charge of making a centerpiece for my granddaughters 1st Hungry Catapillar Birthday Party, in April, and you just gave me the idea!! I couldn't find any cute, absolutely adorable, for a little girl, hungry catapillar inspiration but you did it KariAnne!! Thank you! I'm going to get the cutest little rainboots ( maybe polka dots or gingham!), place a thin container inside and fill with daisies, and sweet peas, and it's going to make her 1st bday the cutest! Thank you! Come to think of it I could also do the cabbage too! Maybe I'll do that for the coffee table!! You're the best!

  2. Image for Beverly Beverly

    So pretty, too.Be sure to try a red cabbage, too. I love doing this, but gosh they are hard to scoop. I have used a hard crust round bread loaf, too.

  3. Image for Beth Beth

    Thanks for the beautiful springy post - I too sing all the wrong lyrics to songs - it just means we are HIGHLY CREATIVE people (that's my story and I'm sticking to it HA!) Thanks for the new ideas and reminding me of the things I have stuck in cupboards that I should be using - Happy Spring!

  4. Image for Kris Kris

    People who always know the correct words to songs are boring. This example is a very different genre than yours was, but my mom loved playing music from The Messiah, and for years the song "Oh We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray" was, to me, a song about liking sheep. I mean, they are cute and fluffy and who wouldn't like sheep??? 🐏🐑

  5. Image for Debbie Debbie

    Ohhhhhhh you read my mind! I want to make a cabbage centerpiece for Easter. It’s such a cute idea. I hope and pray that that I do this justice. 🙏🏻. All of your ideas are so sweet. Thank you for warming our hearts this morning❣️

  6. Image for Mary E Mary E

    Wonderful ideas to bring Spring and the Sunshine indoors! The cabbage takes the cake! I’ve always wanted to plant winter cabbage and they would be beautiful in an arrangement. You’re always full of creative ideas to inspire. Truly it’s the little things that make a big difference! Thank you for brightening our day!

  7. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    Jeremiah can be whatever you want him to be. It's the singing that counts. It brings joy. Those are some wonderful flower pieces. Just lovely.

  8. Image for Betsy Betsy

    The other day my husband and I stopped at the local produce store. My husband picked up a head of cabbage and put it on the scale. I thought he was in distress of some kind…….no it was the price……almost $10. it just made me laugh. All of your ideas are just lovely and I’m so ready for flowers!!!

  9. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Have always loved a cabbage vase! Looks wonderful! Whatever you put in it! I love oddball containers. I think the flowers always look happier! 🙃

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