Makeshift Flower Vases


Being a designer, I am drawn to pretty things. I’m also prone to not throwing away pretty things that I should, because well, they’re pretty. So what do you do with those beautiful shot glasses you know you won’t be using anymore? Or that gorgeous tea tin you just can’t toss? Well, why not make them prettier, and actually useful by turning them into vases!


Items you will need:

  1. Old containers, preferably glass or metal so they hold water for fresh cut flowers (if you decided to go with a dried plant like eucalyptus, then don’t worry about material)
  2. Flowers of your choice!

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Honestly, that’s it! I know it seems like it can’t possibly be that easy, but it is. And while I do love buying vases (I just purchased this beauty), you really don’t need to buy them – you’d be surprised by how many things you have around the house that could be used to hold beautiful flowers.

And the best part about having unique vases is their versatility – check out how different and gorgeous these flowers look in different locations around the house…


On a side table


On the bar


For entertaining


To keep other plants company

Do you have any items around the house you could convert into a vase? We’d love to see them! Hashtag #gardeniasandmint on instagram to show us what you’ve got! Happy hunting 🙂


Chilly day, cozy scarf


I’ve been slacking with the fashion posts for a little while now due to the frigid cold. I know I need to start sucking it up to be a good fashion blogger (how do you all do it??), but I mostly feel bad for my boyfriend who’s freezing his butt off while I ask him to take “just one more”. So this week due to the wind, we stayed inside, and it was wonderful! I cozied up with some tea, my warmest scarf and lounged around a bit (chunky socks and all). We’re hoping for some warm weather soon…those bluebird skies have been such a tease recently – it looks way warmer than it actually is!

// Gap Sweater (*on super sale!) // Gap Scarf (old, similar here & here) // Old Navy jeans // Chunky Knit Sock (old, similar) // Rings: Large Gold, Smaller Gold // Vintage Thrifted Mug // Painting by Susan Goldsmith //

{photos taken by Curtis Yung}

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