So i wanted the most possible blinged out card box without spending a fortune. I finally finished...
DIY idea of the day!
Ok, so I'm here at the office in the copy room at work when I noticed all the left-over flower vases that there are collecting dust. Some look like they have been here for atleast a few years. Better yet, there's a big one tucked away in the corner wrapped in a plastic bag. And since I've still got "wedding" on my brain, I thought these would be the perfect addition to a wedding as centerpieces for fresh flower arrangements! When I went back to get a few snapshots I found even more in the kitchen area and a few more tucked away with the supplies in cabinets.
So I work in a federally secure building and it takes an act of Congress to take an empty box out the building, but I'm sure no one in most offices would mind. However, I'd ask before just grabbing them all up - LOL. You can offer to bring then back, but I bet no one wants them to come back in the office :) If you don't work in an office setting, I'm sure you have relatives and bridesmaids that do.
Best part is that they are FREE! Just add a little water to whatever flower you are having for the day, maybe some ribbon on them for a bow and/or rocks and pebbles as accents. You can even add those submergible lights so that they sparkle in the evening. I've even seen where they add the beta-fish (which I don't recommend, unless you want 20 new pets) Beach brides can also add sand and few seashells at the bottom.Just make sure you pour in the water sideways, not directly on the sand.
This would be a beautiful, non-traditional and eclectic addition to your tablescape. I guess way down deep somewhere I'm a vintage, artsy girl. I could see these at an outdoor wedding filled with fresh spring flowers and added leaves in the vases to thicken the garden look of the table.
There are a million ways you could use these vases as centerpieces - some may even work in a candy buffet and silk flowers. Be creative!