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5 Recycled Vases for Any Occasion

When you think of a flower vase, you probably think of a shapely one made from glass. It’s true that most vases are made out of glass, but there are other cool recycled materials they are made out of too. It’s good to purchase items made from recycled materials because this saves a lot more energy than making new stuff from scratch.

If you need a handy vase to hold flowers received for Mother’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, graduation, or any occasion, look no further. We’ll be featuring vases made not only from recycled glass, but also magazines and old fire extinguishers.

The beautiful vases pictured below are made from recycled glass, and more specifically beer and wine bottles. What once held a tasty beverage will now hold a lovely flower:

Recycled glass vase

The recycled vase below is made from old magazines. It might seem unbelievable, but there’s some pretty amazing stuff out there made from weaving together pages from recycled magazines, including some stylish home decor.

 

recycled magazine vase

 

You wouldn’t believe that this recycled vase is made from old car windshields:

Last but not least, these colorful vases are made from rusted fire extinguishers that were cleaned up and hand-painted. Pretty cool!

recycled vase

More Recycled Vases

Pop some tags! If you don’t want to order a “new” recycled vase online, just walk on down to your nearest thrift store. There are literally tons of old vases that people have donated that would look perfect in your space. Why pay more when there’s plenty of attractive vases available for great prices!

Remember that you can just as easily place a fresh flower in a wine bottle, as seen in this showcase of quick DIY recycling project ideas.

There’s really no limit- once you start reusing and repurposing everyday items, it’s hard to stop! Keep browsing our website to learn how to creatively recycle just about anything!

3 Ways to Dispose of Light Bulbs, Plus Bonus Crafts

The first thing you need to know is that there are different types of light bulbs. In our previous post, we provided tons of info about recycling CFLs, or compact fluorescent light bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs are the old-school light bulbs many of us may still have before we switched to CFLs (the swirly coiled up…Continue Reading

The Flat-Out Truth About Recycled Countertops

Recycled countertops come in many shapes and sizes, and are made from a variety materials. The majority of recycled countertops are made from glass and granite, but you can also find some made from aluminum, and even paper. These eco-friendly products measure up in terms of durability as well as scratch and heat resistance, plus…Continue Reading

Remarkable Houses Built With Bottles

Recycling Ideas for Used Glass Bottles We’ve sung about beer bottles on a wall, but have you ever built a wall out of beer bottles? Glass bottle walls are constructed from thickly spreading a type of mixture made from mortar and clay, adobe, cob, sand or cement. The result is a cool-looking stained-glass effect for…Continue Reading

Sip Through This: Reusable Straws

Sipping a milkshake, soda or refreshing iced tea or coffee through a straw is the best, but millions of straws are thrown away each day in the U.S., adding up to billions over the course of a year. You don’t have to give up straws altogether to be less wasteful. Instead of single-use, disposable plastic…Continue Reading