How to Make Unique Flower Arrangements with Vintage Vessels

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Looking for ideas to freshen up your home?  Check out these ideas for creating unique flower arrangements with inexpensive grocery store flowers and some favorite vintage vessels!

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, pretty flowers are probably on your mind too!  But here’s the real question…would you rather receive an already-made arrangement or a bouquet with which you can create your own unique flower arrangements?

You probably already guessed my answer!  It’s the perfect excuse to pull out some favorite vintage vessels and take some time to be creative!  Plus, I love that some fresh flowers sprinkled throughout our home gives us a little touch of that early spring decor too!

If your answer was to create your own unique flower arrangements too, then you’re in luck today!  I’m joining up with some blogging friends to share lots of ideas for Valentine’s Day flowers.  You’ll also find ideas that you can use throughout the spring season too!

If you’re hopping over from Annie with Most Lovely Things, welcome!  I am so glad you are here!  And if you are a regular subscriber, I’m delighted to see you back!  I hope this post sparks some creativity for you too!

Sometimes one of the best things we can do for our bodies and brains is to slow down and enjoy some simple, creative time!  So that is the goal today!

Make Unique Flower Arrangements with Small Bowls

My current obsession with vintage ironstone jelly molds made me want to see how I could create a small flower arrangement with some Trader Joe’s roses and my newest jelly mold find!

You could use any favorite, smaller-sized bowl or dish that you already have on hand!

Step One:

I used clear scotch tape to create a grid across my ironstone.  Since I was using smaller roses, I made the grid pretty tight.  If you are using larger blooms, make the grid squares larger so there is enough room for the blooms.

Step Two:

I added water after creating my grid.  Trust me; you’ll save yourself a mess. 😉 I did fill my jelly mold pretty full since my flower stems will be so short.  You’ll want to add water each day, too, so the cut flowers are getting enough water!

Step Three:

The next step is the fun part!  I clipped my flowers to about 4 inch stems.  Short enough to fit in my ironstone dish but long enough to support the bloom.  Then just fill each grid square with a single flower!  So simple but looks so pretty!

(In full disclosure, I would have loved to have 3 more roses, but I made do with what I had and spaced them out just a tad.  It still worked great and made a really pretty little arrangement.)

This ironstone jelly mold rose arrangement is perfect to set on a stack of coffee table books and enjoy for this Valentine’s season (or anytime!). You could also create several of them, using different dishes and bowls, to create a unique table centerpiece!

Chippy Buckets Are Perfect for Unique Flower Arrangements

And this chippy bucket is undoubtedly one of my favorites!  Best I understand, it is a vintage wine bucket and the dealer I purchased it from got it from France.  Vintage + chippy + French is a pretty exciting find!

It is also one of my favorite vessels for flowers.  My favorite trick for using unique vessels…especially ones that don’t hold water…is to put a jar or vase of water inside the vessel.  An inexpensive carafe and slender decanter happen to fit perfectly in this chippy bucket.  Since they are tall and slender, it’s a great fit.

You could use a narrow drinking glass or plastic cup from the dollar store.  Whatever fits the dimensions of your vessel the best and holds water will be perfect!  Once you find just the right insert for your vintage vessel, you’re ready to go!

Step One:

I put my eucalyptus in first, making sure that it casually hangs out around all sides of my bucket.  I purposely don’t make it too “perfect” or “matchy” so that it has a casual, easy look.

Step Two:

Step two is super simple!  Just put your hydrangeas, or bloom of choice, in the middle!  I prefer to have an odd number of flowers, but one of my hydrangeas was a dud and didn’t make it.  

Since there are two “vases” in this bucket and it has the oval shape, I just added the two and we will pretend it was intended that way all along!  I still think it looks pretty and I’ve enjoyed this bouquet all week!

Unique Flower Arrangements Can Be Super Simple!

I don’t think I could even come up with enough to write to create a step one or two of this arrangement.  It’s that simple!  But I wanted to include it for two reasons:

First of all, I love old vintage bottles.  In the fall, I love to use amber bottles but when spring and summer roll around, these bottles with a tint of blue and green, mixed with clear ones, are my favorites!  I often style them on my dining room shelves with nothing in them at all!

Secondly, vintage bottles make even the super inexpensive stock flowers, wild flowers, or even carnations, look special!  Sometimes, I just put a single greenery stem if I don’t have flowers!  You don’t need any expensive or fancy blooms for this arrangement!

The third reason that I like to use bottles for arrangements is that I can group them all together for a statement centerpiece or I can sprinkle them throughout a space to give a fresh touch all around while still having a cohesive look to my decor!

I combined them in the dining room for a tablescape and then moved them to my bedroom to freshen up the night stands!  Bottles of flowers give you flexibility for using them in a lot of fun and pretty ways!

I hope this gives you some inspiration to take an inexpensive bouquet of grocery store flowers, pull out a favorite vintage vessel, and create some unique flower arrangements for your own home!

It’s the perfect way to freshen up your space and even give it a touch of Valentine’s Day in a little different way!

Next, I want you to head over and visit Lucy at the Craftberry Bush.  There are so many more fun Valentine’s Day flower ideas ahead and you’re going to love what she is sharing!  Lots of pretty inspiration!

The third reason that I like to use bottles for arrangements is that I can group them all together for a statement centerpiece or I can sprinkle them throughout a space to give a fresh touch all around while still having a cohesive look to my decor!

I combined them in the dining room for a tablescape and then moved them to my bedroom to freshen up the night stands!

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