Glass Cruet Vases

Glass Cruet Vases

Simple oil cruets (or perfume bottles) create a beautiful vase. Creating a stunning monchromatic effect by adding colored water and matching blossoms.
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Materials

  • Assorted glass cruets or perfume bottles
  • Food coloring
  • Small or miniature blossoms in bright vibrant colors, 1-5 stems per cruet (i.e., yellow mini daffodils, roses, mums, gerber daisies, etc. )
  • Sharp knife or flower cutters

Instructions

step 1 Thoroughly clean all cruets, making sure not to leave any soap residue as it will shorten flower's life.
step 2 Fill containers 3/4 full with water, adding a few drops of chlorine bleach to keep water fresh. Remove any leaves or foliage that will be below water line.
step 3 Measure stem length next to cruet to see where stems should be cut. The flowers should top-off at about 1/2 the height of the container.
step 4 Cut stems on a 45-degree angle for better water absorption.
step 5 Before putting flowers in cruets, add food coloring drop by drop until you reach the desired hue and intensity of blossom.
step 6 Place stems in cruet.
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11/22/2011 , 
chrisstine  w.
Cute, unique idea - I love it!
10/4/2011 , 
susan  t.
thats such a gr8 idea!!! I used a blk tea kettle i was going to throw out now everyone loves it:))
4/7/2011 , 
Dale  N.
What a lovely, colorful and creative idea. I am going to make this a project first thing in the morning.
1/12/2011 , 
Linda  L.
I used to do this with the beautiful bouquets of dandelions and forget me nots that my children would give me from the back yard. The stems would be rather small and the small little vase on the windowsill would be the perfect size. You should have seen the smiles on their faces when their bouquet became a colorful arrangement on the windowsill! What a sense of accomplishment it gave them! They would also look great if you have double hung windows sitting in the center of the window!
1/12/2011 , 
Linda  L.
A row of 3 on the kitchen window sill adds a designer touch with little effort involved. You WILL receive many compliments!
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