There are so many ways to decorate your home with flowers. And sometimes a simple vase just won’t cut it. So we’ve scoured the internet for the best options as an alternative to vases.

Wellington Boots

This is a fun way to display flowers in your conservatory or kitchen. Imagine the colour possibilities?! Maybe use an old shoe though – we wouldn’t recommend your current wellies!




Ok, yes this is an odd one, but look how pretty the result is! We think this delicate pastels go brilliantly with this purple cabbage and why not try and all white bouquet in a pale green cabbage? Worth a try as a fun alternative to vases.

vase alternative flowers in cabbage


Vintage Teapot

It’s a classic but a good one. How pretty would your fresh stems look in this dainty vintage piece? We like how the colours of the china have been matched to the flowers here, but play around and see what works for you. This is a stunning look for a country wedding or a fun Sunday afternoon tea.

vase alternative vintage teapot flowers


Beautiful Metal Bucket

Be careful here – make sure you use the prettiest flowers for this look. The juxtaposition of the galvanised steel and the soft pretty pink produces a stunning result. We love the rustic chair too.

vase alternative flower bucket


Old Jam Jar

So simple and very economical. Wash out an old jar, tie a strip of lace or ribbon around it and pop whatever blooms in it that you fancy. Short stems work best in this thrifty alternative to a vase.

vase alternative old jam jar flowers


Old Metal Watering Can

This is such a pretty look for bringing the outside inside or even to leave outside and dress up your patio for a summer barbecue. Again, like the bucket, the prettiest flowers look best in metal.

vase alternatives flower watering can


A Vintage Crate

This is a fabulous look for a window display or on a sideboard in the right house. Dependent on the size of the crate, it would also be a pretty centrepiece for your kitchen table.

vase alternatives flower crate


A Wire Basket

Simple yet effective. These colourful tulips look fabulous in this wire basket. You could also change up the tissue paper for different looks.

vase alternatives wire basket flowers


 What’s your go-to alternative to vases?