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I have a feeling that one of the most common gifts for Valentine’s Day are flowers. but the vase or vessel in which they’re given is what can truly elevate the arrangement.

This year in my quest for saving a couple of dollars, I’ve decided to make my own flower arrangements with some incredible vases and a few flowers. The important thing I kept on mind while searching for my vases at HomeGoods, was to look for pieces that could be reused. And oh my, did I find some incredible stuff!

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1. A coffee cup
My first arrangement was created for my daughter’s teacher.

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I used a small coffee cup as the vessel and added a soft arrangement of flowers: pale pink anemones, white-ish roses, pink/green hydrangeas, gerberas and a couple of eucalyptus branches.

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It took me no time to set the arrangement into the cup with the help of soaked florist foam. I added some heart chocolates wrapped in pink foil (that I also found at HomeGoods) to the bouquet, which I attached to skewer sticks. I’m pretty sure the teacher will find use for this coffee cup — especially during those restful lunch hours.

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2. A planter
For my special gardener friend, I created a minimalist arrangement that included light green and pink/green hydrangeas, more white-ish roses, eucalyptus (they work great as fillers) and gerberas.

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I placed these flowers inside a cement-like planter (also with a piece of florist foam). I know my dear friend will love to add it to her already impressive planter collection in her garden.

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3. A hurricane vase
I created my last arrangement for my amazing neighbor. For this one, I used a glass hurricane vase with some pretty handles.

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Since she is such a colorful character, I arranged some pretty blooms — ranunculus, campanula, gerberas, a huge hydrangea and a couple of anemones — in purple, fuchsia and pink.

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This vase can also be used as a pretty candle holder that she can place on the foyer table.

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The fact that these vases can continue to be used, long after the Valentine’s Day flowers are gone, is something that really makes me happy. Rather than sitting in storage, I know they will be displayed as beautiful and useful pieces.

Gloribell Lebron is an interior stylist and designer with a strong background and knowledge in graphic design. She is also a blogger at I Don’t Know How She Does It. (Find her on InstagramPinterestTwitter and Facebook.)

 

 

 


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