Spring Decor: 4 Inspirational Vases

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Nothing quite defines springtime as all the colorful flowers in bloom when you step outside. As new life is bursting, from the soft hum of the bees to the little ducklings, there is a sense of vibrant energy that cannot be missed. Why not transfer some of these colors and beauty into your home?

As the other half of the flower is the vase it is in, you do not have to stick to a boring, typical vase anymore. Make the vase a part of your home decor. Below are just some creative vases that will really stick out and allow your flowers to shine.

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Outline Vase

This Outline Vase is a design curated by the Museum of Modern Art, and is a beautiful modern porcelain ceramic material. It takes the outline of a common vase and turns it into an extraordinary art piece. It works best with displaying one simple flower bud, as this goes with the rest of the minimalist look. This vase will win you many compliments from your guests.

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Blossom Vase

Also curated by the Museum of Modern Art, this beautiful Blossom Vase stretches the boundaries of the ordinary vase. The flowers are held by brass rods that are attached to the bottom of the vase. This vase is perfect for stem-like spring flowers such as tulips and lilies. Everyone will be quite amazed to walk over and realize these flowers are real and appear to be defying gravity.

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Chalkboard Vase

A favorite amongst children and adults alike, this chalkboard vase allows you to create your own vase right under the flowers. Whether you use it as a message area for your family, or simply a whimsical decoration, it can be a great asset to have. This is also an excellent gift for friends or coworkers and fits in perfect in an office setting. This design is part of MoMa, and was even included in MoMa’s Collection Destination: Brazil due to its innovative and thoughtful contemporary design.

A Peaceful Bomb Vase

A Peaceful Bomb Vase 

Whether you are a loud advocate for peace or not, this Peaceful Bomb Vase is the perfect gesture of making a bold statement in your home. The white ceramic will go perfect in any home and is the perfect place to have colorful flowers burst out of. It will no doubt be a conversation starter in your garden or home, and you can help do your part in having an important message spread.

Any of the above choices will look great paired with spring flowers and will add a sprinkle of life and design into your home this spring!

Easter Decor

If you are anything like me, you are probably so over the winter blues.  Banish winter blahs and brighten up your home indoors and out with some fresh flowers, cheery spring colors and whimsical Easter-themed touches.  Let’s dive into the brightness together!

Bulbs in Chalkboard Pots 

Why not add a cheery pop of spring color to your foyer, living room, kitchen or bedroom?  Get a chalkboard spray paint and some super versatile and inexpensive terra cotta pots and start getting creative! Add a tulip bulb and once it has finished blooming indoors, plant it outside and enjoy it for many springs to come!

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Wreath Away…

Add some life to your super boring wreath 🙂  Use plants that represent spring and are easy to care for, such as succulents and moss.  In other words, get moss-y with it!

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Get Your Glitter On

Shimmering eggs in a bed of moss make a lovely (and easy!) Easter centerpiece. To create them, paint wooden, cardboard or blown-out eggs in soft pastel shades. Once the paint has dried, apply glue dots in a random pattern then sprinkle glitter over the eggs for a sparkling polka dot effect.  Adorbs!

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Bring the Indoors Out

My ultimate favorite!  Why stay cooped up inside when dining outdoors in the spring is such a treat we often take for granted!  Carry the dining table outside and enjoy your Easter dinner in the sunshine surrounded by trees, bushes and flowers just breaking into bloom.  Keep it simple, fresh,clean and bright!

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Pretty Place Settings

Seriously, how sweet are these little chicks? Why not creatively show your guests their seat?  Simply print your guests’ names onto small strips of card stock then top each plate with a pair of fluffy chicks and candy eggs.  Chick-a-lish!

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Old Vase Go Away!

Do yourself a favor before going to spend more money at the craft store!  Take your old ordinary vases or jars and wrap them with spring-inspired wrapping paper. Mix and match patterns and fill vases with bold flowers to create an eye-catching centerpiece!  Cheap, almost free and gorgeous!  What’s not to love?

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Eggs in the Carton

Create an appealing, low centerpiece using eggs, flowers and an egg carton. To make this, pierce the top of a raw egg with a pin, then gently poke the hole with your finger to widen it. Empty the whites and yolk carefully through the hole, and rinse the shell with water. Fill with delicate flowers like sweet pea and mimosa. Place the eggs in a carton or individually in eggcups.  Cuteness doesn’t begin to describe this creative little piece!

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In under an hour, you can turn aluminum foil (yes, aluminum foil), Spanish moss, tree bark and sphagnum moss into a realistic bird’s nest you can fill with painted robin’s eggs or Easter treats.  Ummm…sign me up!

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Drama Time 

Tall manzanita branches hung with paper butterflies create an architectural centerpiece for this sun-washed spring table setting by thrify diva Kate Riley. Vintage plates, pale blue dyed eggs and fluffy white hydrangeas work together to create an icy, eye-catching color palette.  I heart it!

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Gift Away

Use leftover moss from your centerpiece to make party favors for family and friends. Fill miniature baskets with moss and speckled candy eggs and attach a name tag with each guest’s name on each basket. The baskets serve double duty as favors and place cards.  We heart it and hope that you do too!

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Whatever you choose, make sure to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones! Be happy, smile and keep it bright 🙂