Cucumbers Aren’t Just for Salads–How to Turn an Ordinary Vegetable into a Charming Flower Vase

Bring your summer garden inside the home with this easy and clever vase idea. These DIY Cucumber Vases are not only simple to make, but they are always a conversation piece at every party–perfect for a baby shower or Sunday brunch. Wow your friends with your floral crafting by following these simple steps to recreate these striped cucumber vases.

Consider making these DIY vases a party idea themselves by inviting your girlfriends over to craft their own vases. Just pop the champagne and get carving. Send your gals home with their own vase to enjoy. These vases last for up to four days.


Cucumbers (large size, one cucumber makes 2 vases)
Vegetable Peeler
Melon Baller
Flowers and Greenery

STEP 1: Using a vegetable peeler, remove strips of the rind, alternating to create stripes around the cucumber.

STEP 2: Use a knife to cut the cucumber in half in the center.

STEP 3: Use a knife to cut off the very tips of both ends in order for the cucumber vases to be able to stand up. The bottom should still be solid white so it will hold water.

STEP 4: Use a melon baller to scoop out the flesh of the cucumber in order to have room for water and flowers. If you don’t have a melon baller, you can use a small spoon as well.

STEP 5: Fill with water.

STEP 6: Arrange with your favorite flowers and greenery.

Display and enjoy your cucumber vases!

These cucumber vases are perfect for displaying in your home or in a guest room! For parties, display one at each place setting or create a grouping on a cake stand as a centerpiece. You can also run several of them down the center of a long table.

However you choose to display them, these cucumber vases are a clever and pretty way to display your summer flowers!

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