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What to do with flower vases

my mother in law gave me a crate full of vases (those that you see at the grocery stores that have a few stems and a ribbon tied to them). What can i do with them to be able to sell them. I am starting a resale shoppe and need something that will boost my business. Any ideas?

  • Carrie
    Carrie New Market, MD
    on Jan 7, 2014

    What is the theme of your resale shoppe? Perhaps you could put flowers in them with holiday theme ribbon like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc..and include a gift card. AND put them at the check out for an easy gift idea. Just some thoughts.

  • Lisa Ochoa
    Lisa Ochoa San Antonio, TX
    on Jan 7, 2014

    thanks, sadly at the moment i am selling out of my home. I made a fb page for it and had some christmas items and some other items of my own to start. I do have alot of items that i want to add to the pictures area but the weather right now is not good so i'm waiting. Someday i will have a storefront.

  • Marayne
    Marayne Kieler, WI
    on Jan 7, 2014

    Made them into art. Take a really decorative dinner plate, glass cake plate, or large serving dish and glue it to the top of the vase. You might have to use 3 of them as LEGS to the plate.

  • Connie S
    Connie S Davenport, IA
    on Jan 7, 2014

    If they are clear, pour paint in them and cover the inside.....they look like painted milk glass.....just pour it in and coat the whole inside and let dry....they are really pretty

  • Renie Thompson
    Renie Thompson Edgewood, NM
    on Jan 8, 2014

    Spraying the inside with Looking Glass paint will make them look like Mercury Glass. Looks very cute.

  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    on Jan 8, 2014

    Vases filled with Christmas lights are beautiful, as are wine bottles. They make excellent low voltage lights to chase away the darkness in rooms without adding a lot to your power bill. I have a very large cut glass vase that is so out of style now but is very expensive. I filled it with a strand of lights (made loops together to make it evenly fill the vase) and it is stunning.

  • Shirley
    Shirley Winter Haven, FL
    on Jan 8, 2014

    I have had A hard time finding domed glass to protect dolls , etc. so my larger vases I just turned upside down over them and cut and stained A base to place them on and you can use clear or colored ones depending how dark they are. Hope I helped.

  • Cynthia E
    Cynthia E Daleville, AL
    on Jan 8, 2014

    Depends what size they are. I took vase & made a tabletop fountain from one for Christmas for my parents. Had also made 1 for myself previous to this that posted DIY on.

  • Terra Gazelle
    Terra Gazelle Livingston, LA
    on Jan 10, 2014

    I have seen where people have had lovely lace and place on the outside of the outside of the vase. Also taking lace and using as a stencil to spray paint glass paint. It makes a beautiful lacy look. Think of using stencils and putting words on the outside like Hope, love, Mom...etc.

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