Transform An Old Plastic Container Into A Quirky Flower Vase

When you come across old containers or jars in your home, your first instinct may be to throw them away or recycle them. However, rather than tossing away old containers or jars, you could upcycle them into a quirky flower vase. Not only is this a great way to make some trendy home décor, but it's also a great option if you're looking to save a few bucks and don't want to shill out on any fancy or expensive options.

If you have plenty of old jars lying around, then this is the perfect way to use some and prevent them from going to landfill, in particular any plastic. This is because plastic can release microplastics into the environment, where they can potentially have a negative impact on animals, humans, and the overall environment. Of course, upcycling can be a great way to prevent this. However, that's not the only benefit. As well as being able to upcycle, you can also add your own flair to your vase and make it your own. This allows you plenty of creative freedom to craft a unique look. When it comes to this hack, you first need to decide what type of plastic container you're going to use. This could be an old water bottle, an old shampoo bottle, Tupperware, a plastic cylinder food container, or old baby or drink bottles. The bottle you choose will make the hack work well and hold the flowers in place. 

Decide what you want to use as a container

If you don't have any plastic containers, you could also upcycle an old wine bottle, a glass jar, an aluminum can, a milk carton, or a used soda can. All you need to do is clean out your container of choice and let it dry before decorating it. You can then decorate it in a variety of different ways. For example, you can cover the outside of your container with colored tissue paper, paint it, glue on décor such as buttons, or use colored string and glue it on to create a pattern. If you want to take your upcycling to the next level, you could always use bits of any old clothes you were otherwise going to throw away. Instead, you can cut them up and glue them to your container to create a pattern.

Now, simply slip your flowers of choice in place, and you should be good to go. You could also use faux flowers if you don't want to regularly swap them out. Just ensure the container is deep enough to fit your flowers before you begin, and that it won't end up too top-heavy and topple over. For smaller containers, you will need fewer flowers. As a result, you will be left with some unique décor; plus, with landfills seeing up to 40 million tons of plastic, per Statista, you can rest easy knowing you didn't add any unnecessary excess.