Flower vase design for winter

While some might think of winter as a dull season, there is still plenty of beauty to behold. Your garden and neighbourhood might be somewhat void of flowers and greenery but this does not mean that you cannot brighten up your home with some pretty blooms. Christmas bouquets are popular around the holidays but, once we enter the new year, something a little more neutral might be in order. When displaying your winter bouquet, you need the perfect flower vase too. Even if you don’t have a suitable vase already, you can make your own by following these simple steps.

What you need for your flower vase:

  • Empty glass bottles (wine bottles or old milk bottles)
  • White spray paint
  • Liquid glue
  • Epsom salts
  • Foam brush


  • Begin by preparing each bottle you wish to use as a flower vase. They should be clean and completely dry before you proceed.
  • Apply a coat of white spray paint to the exterior of each bottle. You should protect your work surface with some newspaper and make sure you work in an area with adequate ventilation.
  • Allow the paint to dry. This may take approximately 4 hours.
  • If necessary, apply a second coat of white paint.
  • Allow to dry once more. It might take a little longer for the second coat to dry.
  • Apply a layer of liquid glue.
  • Pour Epsom salts into a large dish.
  • Roll your bottle in the salts until it is evenly and generously coated.
  • Allow the glue to dry so that it holds the salt in place.
  • Now that your vase is ready, you can add some water and fresh blooms to your vase.

If you would rather not use fresh blooms to fill each flower vase, you can create something longer-lasting. Dried sticks with fairy lights, large feathers or even dried blooms will make a lovely addition to your home during this time of year.