Christmas Craft: Make Easy Upcycled Ornament Vases

In just a few steps, you can turn dollar-store, shatterproof ornaments into mini vases to brighten up your holiday table or to give as thoughtful blooming gifts to friends and coworkers.

December 04, 2019

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Cassidy Garcia; Styling by H. Camille Smith

Materials Needed

  • clear, shatterproof ornaments
  • birch slices, either cut them yourself or purchase at your local craft store
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • assorted flowers and greenery
  • scissors

Prep Ornaments

Remove and discard the metal cap from each ornament.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Attach Base

Place ornament on work surface upside-down (Image 1). Add hot glue to the underside of the ornament, then attach wood slice, making sure it is centered and flat (Image 2). Once glue has cooled, turn ornament to the side to ensure the base is well attached (Image 3).

Create Mini Arrangements

Add water and floral preservative to each mini vase. Using multipurpose scissors, trim floral and greenery ends at a 45-degree angle to allow the cut stems to better draw up water so the blooms are hydrated and stay fresh longer. Add blooms and greenery to vases and display as part of a holiday tabletop (Image 1) or give the mini arrangements to friends as a thoughtful handmade gift. Tip: For a designer look, vary the flowers' texture and size but stick with a single color. (Image 2).

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