Flower vase uses throughout your home

If you have a spare flower vase or two in your home, you most likely end up storing them in the back of some cupboard when they aren’t filled with fresh blooms. However, this need not be the case. There are a number of permanent and temporary uses for vases of all size. Here are some of the best ways in which you can ensure your vases don’t just gather dust.

Pen holder

If you have a smaller flower vase that you possibly don’t use all that often, you can use it to hold pens on your desk. Make sure that you place some tissues in the base of the vase just in case any pens leak a little. You want to be able to use it as a vase if you choose.

Utensil holder

If you have some utensils in your kitchen that you use quite often and you would prefer to have them on the countertop than in a drawer, you can use a flower vase to hold them. You can always place them back in a drawer temporarily if you receive a bouquet.

Coin catcher

If you have a flower vase that you no longer use to hold blooms at all, you can use it to hold your coins. Coins can build up over time and they can end up all around your home. This is why you should consider having one spot in your home where you can collect them all.


Certain types of vases (shorter ones) can be used to create terrariums. When choosing the right flower vase for the job, make sure that it is shorter but larger enough to hold at least one small plant. Succulents are best for these types of displays.


There are few things more frustrating than having a candle go out while you are trying to enjoy a romantic dinner. You can prevent this by placing your candle inside a vase. Clear materials like glass allow the most light to filter through so do keep this in mind.

Sweet treat holder

If you are looking for a way to put your sweet treats on display for your guests, you should grab a flower vase that you don’t use too often. You can mix up your sweets and place them inside. Make sure that you only display wrapped sweets and chocolates or they can get sticky and dusty.

These are just a few easy and practical flower vase uses around your home. Depending on the way you choose to use them, you can display these vases in just about every room in your home. You can even use them in your office.