Gift Bag Vase for Flowers and Other Unusual Flower Vases

Want a vase that is not only unusual but pretty and can be changed out in a moment?

Here it is:  A gift bag!

Gift bag bud vase... lots of different sizes of bags to choose from.

I put a plain glass vase (with water) in a gift bag. 

I put flowers in. 


I picked a pretty floral gift bag in a bright pink color.

Couldn't resist taking a few "artsy" pictures of the tulips either.

Doesn't it look nice on my mother's table? It kind of goes with her pink theme.


Then, of course, I had to search the internet to see what other unusual flower vases were out there. They are out there, people. They are out there. These are the most interesting, unusual ones I found and most are DIY. 

Have a ball, people, looking at gift bags to be used for impromptu vases.

Milk carton vase Ha ha ha.. everyone has these. Next time I can't find a vase... 

Glass vase cover - full tutorial using Graphics Fairy graphics.

Painting on brown bag vases. I LOVE THIS.

Madigan Made these decorated vases. Full tutorial. Can you guess what she used? Not yarn.

Painted vases - easy peasy - by Lemon Tree Dwelling - take a look at others she made, too.

Tin can with nautical rope

Light bulb vase - full tutorial including tools used.

Doily covered vase

Painted vase - very sweet, very easy.

Oranges in a vase... I've seen lemons also.

Different clear glass containers. What's nice about this is the different flowers in them made cohesive with a silver tray.

How about a pretty drinking glass vase with a ribbon?

Colored glass vases that are all the same color. Very pretty.

Here's something different and pretty... a rose petal covered vase.

Country Farm Wedding vases.... :)

Painted milk bottle vases

Colored pencil vase. Colorful and cute!!

Is this going to be enough to keep you busy for a while? Of course, I want to make them all.

Do you think you'll do any of these? 

Have a great day!!



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  1. Hi Linda, wow what a great idea to use a gift bag for flowers!!it looks so pretty that way! Thanks so much for compliment on the crochet loopy scarf I made. Have a nice weekend! Julie

  2. Oh I absolutely love this! Tulips and roses are my favorite and the gift bag vases make me so happy and excited for spring! Thanks for sharing with my Small Victories Sunday linky. Pinning to my linky board and my gift ideas board on Pinterest. Hope you've stopped by and entered your links for this week!

  3. Beautiful vases! Thanks for posting to our pinup!

  4. These are so cute! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  5. Oh how VERY adorable! I love tulips anyway and the gift-bag makes it extra festive..... Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  6. Hi Linda and I could not be happier you came to the party and love your simple gift bag flower vast idea- genius. I want to pin all of these ideas. They are all so clever.

  7. Love the paper bag idea… I found lots of ideas here - thanks for the post

  8. love love love the gift bag and brown bag vases!

  9. Wow, great idea with gift bag and what gorgeous tulips! Stopping by from SITS, thanks for sharing!

  10. Love this idea! There are so many gorgeous gift bags available too. Love the polka dotted paper ones too! Thank you for sharing this and your cute paper Easter basket at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

  11. Thanks again for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSunday #linky 11. I love these and look forward to what you share with us next week!


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