Pots, Pans or Crockery as Flower Vases

Pots, Pans or Crockery as Flower Vases

Just popping in to share how one can put to multitask pots, pans or crockery as flower vases or for organizing your home. I love to keep fresh flowers around my home but I do not have the time to do elaborate arrangements. At the same time I don’t want someone else doing it for me (read- florist bought arrangements). So, here is what I do… I just raid my kitchen and use pots, pans or crockery to hold small bunches of flowers and scatter them around my home. And why just flowers, try it with plants too! Check out here and here how I decorate with plants and also see how I recycle old empty bottles to arrange flowers and foliage. These arrangements look kind of charming and fanciful.

Pothos-  Indoor Plants @ Hooked on Homes!

Pothos- Indoor Plants @ Hooked on Homes!

Recycling Glass Bottles

Recycling Glass Bottles

This old kettle hasn’t been used for ages for its real purpose…instead it has multi-tasked as a cutlery holder or a cute vase… seen here is the Bougainvillea from my garden.

Pots, Pans or Crockery as Flower Vases

Multitask Pots, Pans or Crockery as Flower Vase @ Hooked on Homes!

And this little sauce-pot double duties on my bedside table!

Pots, Pans or Crockery as Flower Vases

Multitask Pots, Pans or Crockery as Flower Vase @ Hooked on Homes!

Such arrangements add an element of whimsy and fun… something different from the usual.

Don’t you agree? Want to see some more of it…read my post on simple ideas for Flower Arranging. That’s the little corner of bliss…my ‘on-the-floor’ craft area.

Make use of all those stashed away pieces of your kitchenware, empty beer/booze bottles, soft drink cans etc. to brighten up your home in a unique way! Sometimes it’s the simple things that lend flair to your home.

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DIY Flower Arrangement for Home @ Hooked on Homes (1)

DIY Flower Arrangement for Home

The beauty of the Spring season lies in the myriad colours it brings along…in the form of flowers and foliage. North India experiences more clement climatic conditions, the states in this region witness two more seasons – spring and autumn. Conventionally, we experience six seasons in a year and each one spans for approximately two months. These seasons are Summer (grishm ritu), Spring (vasant ritu), Monsoon season (varsha ritu), Autumn (sharad ritu), late autumn/fall winter (hemant ritu) and Winter (shishir ritu) …okay that was the teacher in me taking over! 😉 😉 Coming back to the Spring season or the Basant ritu / Vasant ritu, it is the best season to indulge in some over-the-top flower decorations for home… I just love this time of the year! Early this month I created a Spring Mood Board  for colour inspiration, to bring in changes in my home decor to welcome the season, Click Here to read about it.

Although one does get the usual cut flowers throughout the year but the Spring variety has an absolute different charm to it. Years ago I did a two-week course in Ikebana style flower arrangement in Bangalore; it’s been long since I practiced it…really long. I am afraid I may have forgotten what I learnt, I’ll have to dig out my diary ( if only I remember where did I last see it!) but it hasn’t stopped me from arranging flowers in my home. I guess I have developed a free style which is a mix of western traditional and Japanese! And honestly speaking, no one needs any course for it! One can never go wrong with flowers even if you tried your best!

Last weekend our home looked like this! I have been busy trying to incorporate Spring accents to our home, Click Here to read about it.

The things I use; shears, thorn stripper, pin holders, containers, florist’ foam/oasis, stem supporters (I use galvanized wire).

Here is my simple guide to DIY flower arrangement…

A slant cut in the stem of the flower gives a  larger surface area for water absorption and changing water every alternate day helps in longevity of the cut flower.

Seriously, you just can’t go wrong with flowers. There have been occasions when I have bought flowers and didn’t have time for arranging them; all I do is bunch it up in a vase just the way I brought them home and they still look pretty!

No matter how tired I come home, flowers always pep me up 🙂

So are you ready to try your hand at flower arranging, Click Here for a site which has some great information on flower arrangement.

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