There are so many fun and unique containers you can use for flowers to make your arrangements stand out from the crowd. Today I’m sharing a collection of flower container ideas you can find at thrift stores, flea markets, and even on the roadside. Add unique containers for flowers all around your home and fill them with greenery, faux and real flowers.
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What Unique Containers Can You Find At Thrift Stores?
This is one of my favorite things about shopping at thrift stores. You can find so many unique containers that are perfect for holding flowers and greenery. Containers that are missing a lid, damaged, or even chipped will look expensive when filled with lovely flowers. Damaged items are always great finds because they are usually inexpensive.
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Thrifting with the Gals
It’s time for our Thrifting with the Gals monthly blog hop. The thrifting gals all live in different areas of the country, but we all share a love for vintage, repurposed, and thrifted decor.
We share our thrifting adventures on our Instagram stories, and once a month, we invite a guest thrifting friend to join us to share thrifting tips, ideas, and more.
We are happy to have Jen from Midwest Life & Style joining us for June. Jen is a talented and creative decorator who loves using vintage in her home decor choices. I know you will love seeing all she is sharing with you today.
If you are joining me from Kristin at White Arrow Home, welcome. I know you loved her recent vintage thrifted find.
Thrifted Containers For Flowers
This unique tureen is one of my favorites. It was missing a lid and therefore was only $2.00.
It’s a beautiful piece with gold leaf, making a perfect container for this purple violet. It works well with the updated thrifted lamp.
Another fun flower container idea is this galvanized and green artillery shell that looks perfect filled with faux roses on the screened porch.
In addition, it looks great with greenery, especially at Christmas.
Even a roadside wooden ice cream churn looks expensive when filled with fresh-cut hydrangeas. You can see how I arrange and keep flowers looking fresh on How to Recycle Decor Using an Ice Cream Churn.
Do you collect vintage picnic baskets? This thrift store find is perfectly aged, and although probably not sturdy enough for an actual picnic, it’s perfect as a unique container for flowers.
Basket Container For Flowers
In addition to the picnic basket, use thrift store baskets to make lovely, unique container for flowers.
The unique shape of this basket makes it perfect for a dried flower arrangement.
This summer centerpiece combines real hydrangeas with a faux fern inside a handcrafted basket. You can easily add real flowers to a basket at Easy Hydrangea Basket Tutorial.
Another fun basket idea is this woven market bag filled with faux peonies and hydrangeas. It hangs on the vintage door at the end of our hallway and is a unique container for flowers.
One of my favorite thrift store finds this huge basket that I’ve filled with faux greenery.
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How To Use Greenery In Unique Containers
I spotted this vintage rolling shopping cart for only $14.00 at a consignment shop, and home with me, it came. I’ve been playing around with different ideas to display it but finally decided these wispy moss stems let the cart’s metal frame shine. It will also look great as a unique container for flowers.
The rusty paper roller has held everything from Easter eggs to Christmas ornaments. I added a few pieces of greenery and ceramic white birds for summer.
Thrifted milk glass is another great thrifted container purchase. I have several pieces, from simple bud vases to larger containers for flowers.
Another excellent container idea is these repurposed sap buckets made into wall planters. The trio hangs on an old shutter, and their contents change seasonally. Boxwood is a great container filler and stays looking fresh for months. Check out how to keep greenery fresh longer for additional tips.
Please don’t throw away those tuna cans but paint them for a unique flower container idea. Here I’ve just added some boxwood stems to a black tuna can. You can see additional ways to decorate with free items on this post.
More Great Flower Container Ideas
I’ve gathered more great flower container ideas from some of my talented friends.
My friend Ann, who loves thrifting, came up with a great idea for an Alfresco Dinner Centerpiece. She filled a vintage bucket with greenery from her yard.
My friend, Stacy at Bricks N Blooms, found this adorable baby stroller and used it as a unique container for flowers on her porch. What a clever idea.
In addition, look how great these geraniums look in an antique trophy from my friend Kristin at White Arrows Home.
And finally, I couldn’t resist sharing the cute vintage mailbox filled with fresh herbs. What a unique container for flowers idea.
More Thrifting Ideas
I hope you enjoy today’s thrifted flower container ideas, and up next is Jen from Midwest Life & Style with some great thrifted vintage-style vignettes.
Be sure to click the links below for more thrifting inspiration.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you!
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