14 September 2011

Upcycled Vase (Because My Husband Is So Sweet!)

When Mr. MadeIt picked me up for our first date, he brought me a bouquet of orange gerbera daisies.  Since then (because of that), these happy daisies have become my favorite flower.  And one day, Mr. MadeIt came home with another bouquet for me.  No reason.  Just because.  (Insert starry eyes and floating hearts.)

Unfortunately, our one-and-only vase recently broke.  What to do...?

Enter empty Sam's Club applesauce can.  It was even already washed out and de-labled.  (You never know when you might need a super-sized tin can, apparently.)  All I had to do was tie a scrap of cloth (a ribbon would also work, or even raffia, or twine...) around it, and the problem was solved.

I really love the shiny cleanness of the metal.  And the texture from the ridges.  And the fact that it was free--I'm not gonna lie.

And here's a close-up of one of the flowers.  I love taking pictures of flowers.

And speaking about flowers, does anyone have any idea what kind of flower this is?  Mr. MadeIt found it in our backyard.  (And so I had to take pictures of it, too!)  What a strange flower--strange in an intriguing kind of way.  I have no idea what it might be, but it sure is interesting...


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to have to watch for that perfect vase next time I open up a can. Gorgeous pictures too!

  2. How clever! SO simple yet SO cute. Especially with those FUN & bright daisies :) Your hubby must be such a sweetie!

  3. In case you are still wondering, I think that the purple flower is a Passion Flower.

  4. Sweetie Pie--Thanks! I was still wondering what that flower was called.


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