Flowers are a beautiful and welcomed gift go-to for almost every occasion, and they can leave one with more old vases than what can fit in their storage area. Continue enjoying those gorgeous blooms without the stress of dealing with the flower holder with these suggestions on recycling flower vases.
Return Them to a Flower Shop
Contact the shop where the blooms were purchased or a local florist. Most places have reuse or recycle programs and may even offer a store credit reward program for multiple vases.
Donate Glass Vases
Many non-profits and outreach programs typically make floral arrangements and need old vases still in good condition. Look into local churches, Goodwill, nursing homes, schools, and hospitals.
Get the vases donation ready by giving them a clean and quick inspection to ensure they are free of damages.
Add Them to Your Gifting Closet
Flower holders make great additions to closet supplies for last-minute or easy gifting needs. You will be ready to give away fresh flowers to friends for birthday celebrations or just as surprises to brighten their day.
Plan an Acts of Kindness Day
Pick a date to go to the market and purchase a variety of bouquets and then deliver them to family and friends to bring joy and connect with them.
Recycle the Vases
Check with your neighborhood recycling program to see if they allow for glass items. Most of the time, where kitchen glassware is accepted, glass vases are too.
Post Them on Freecycle
Freecycle is a non-profit network connecting people to give away items they no longer want. Membership is free and a great way to keep the lifespan of the vases going.
Some flower holders are just as beautiful as the blooms, and you may not want to get rid of them. Below are just a few of the many uses for vases other than flowers.
I hope these tips help for minimizing your old vases collection. Be sure to share your favorite ideas on how to recycle flower vases in the comments below.
Until next time,
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