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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 upContinue Reading