Container Inspiration for Every Occasion from HGTV
DK - Fresh Flower Arranging, 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited
Any porous containers can be adapted using cellophane or cut-down plastic water bottles, but there are plenty of beautiful waterproof choices too.
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Orange Fishbowl: Neon-colored globe-shaped glass vases are best used for modern domed flower designs.
Ephemera Vase: A column vase is covered in old, torn papers to create texture and interest. It would suit a mixed bouquet.
Pink Flowerpot: A flared glass vase lends a modern air to a simple small vase arrangement.
Metal Vase: The classic version of a flared vase suits traditional displays.
Opaque Column Vase: Patterned column glass vases in neutral colors look good with just a few long-stemmed statement flowers.
Pottery Vase: A patterned, flared vase is very versatile. It shows off most flower arrangements well.
Terra-Cotta Cube: This container has a cut-down water bottle placed inside to make it watertight.
Oval Trough: A painted terra-cotta pot makes a great base for a low floral foam display.
Cup and Saucer: Porcelain teacups can hold single flowers to perfect effect.
Tea Light Holder: These glass containers are useful for multiple small, informal displays.
Antique Vase: A glass vase with a small neck is just the thing to display just a few short-stemmed blooms.
Pottery Pitcher: Show off a few flowers with their stems cut short in this ideal container.
Metal Urn: This is a miniature versions of flared vase displays, best used with a classic selection of mixed flowers.
Coconut Shell: Treat this natural beauty like an opaque fishbowl for minimal, modern displays of exotic blooms.
Food Can: Interesting-looking cans, when emptied, makes an attractive and unusual vase for a potted bulb.
Tartlet Pans: Use these tins as place settings with short-stemmed single flower heads.
Small Bucket: A modern galvanized bucket looks great with a mass of one variety of short-stemmed blooms.
Mini Cube: Use this tiny version of a cube vase for individual blooms.