Home Decor - DIY Flower Vase from Salt Canister


I've been quite busy this month, couldn't get to crafting for a while. So, I finally sat down and made a project for Altenew's Inspiration challenge.

Alert: Picture heavy post! :)

Any guesses as to what I made? I'm sure you must have read the title :) So here is the transformation - a normal salt canister to a beautiful flower vase!

All colored cardstocks used here are custom made from Altenew inks. I started with white cardstock, colored it completely with Citrus Burst ink using ink blending tool and wrapped around the box, as a base layer.

For the next layer, I die-cut 2 pieces of Dodec cover die and blended it with Sapphire ink. These 2 were stuck over the yellow base, there was a small overlap at one end, which I covered later.

For the top part of the box, I wanted to use pink lace when I realized I had the Lacy Edges die! So there it goes! 2 pieces of lace die-cut, blended with Coral Berry ink.

Once the base was ready, all I had to do was die-cut a lot of flowers and leaves using the Layered Floral Elements die set. I colored them with inks according to layers and attached them to the box.  It was a great way to use up all my tiny scraps, and get flowers out of them :)

Pretty simple to explain, but it took a lot of time :) Here are the detailed pics for you!

I had these beautiful dried hydrangeas gifted by a colleague, and now they found the perfect vase! :)

This was the starting side without the overlap of die-cuts. I covered the overlap with the flowers :)

Supplies used:
  1. Altenew Layered Floral Elements die set
  2. Altenew Dodec cover die
  3. Altenew Creative Edges - Lace die
  4. Altenew Inks
    • Sapphire
    • Persian Blue
    • Coral Berry
    • Ruby Red
    • Parrot
    • Maple Yellow
    • Citrus Burst

Have a look at my other home decor projects here!
6. Home Decor - DIY Flower Vase from Coffee Cup

Linking to,
1. Altenew Inspiration Challenge - Oct

2. 613 Avenue #226
3. A Bit More Time to Craft #102
4. Creative Craft Cottage #123
5. All Sorts Week #543
6. Brown Sugar #294
7. Cardz TV #101
8. Crafting By Designs - Oct Anything Goes
9. Creative Fingers #173
10. Cards Galore Encore #68
11. Crafty Catz #480
12. Crafty Creations #401
13. Creative Moments #179
14. Get Creative #85
15. HLS Anything Goes with Dies - Oct

16. LPOCF #116
17. LTCCB #39
18. MIUCB #30
19. Not Just Cards - Oct
20. Scrapping 4 Fun #152
21. Pixie's Snippets Playground #364
22. Polkadoodle Week #43
23. Creative Crafters #21
24. Virginia Oct Show & Share

25. Unicorn #48

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my creation! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. The salt container has got a new Beautiful life !! Loved the floral spray and looking at it one can guess how much time you must have spent die-cutting and assembling them ! Fantastic job Karthika :)

  2. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  3. Super recycling and great use of your dies, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.


  4. Beautiful transformation and great recycling too -love the dies and always handy to have smoething small and pretty for just the odd flower.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  5. So inventive and creative! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

  6. I love to recycle and repurpose, so this is right up my street! Your ink blending is wonderful - it actually looks like coloured card stock! Lovely blue lacy die cut over the yellow base and fabulous flowers make this a great home decor piece!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  7. What a clever idea Karthikha, I bet you had fun making this one!

    1. Thank you Therese, yes I loved making it, and all those flowers :)

  8. This looks great. Thanks for joining in with my make your own background challenge at Allsorts.
    Lynn x

  9. Lovely project. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for https://creativecrafterschallenge.blogspot.com/

  10. Beautiful creatie. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  11. Lovely creation.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  12. This is so lovely, thank you for sharing with us over here at Get Creative Challenges and best of luck with your entry.
    Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  13. How beautiful Kathikha! I love the way you have repurposed this salt container. Your die cut flowers and background is stunning ! Such a clever design. Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge this month.

  14. Very clever use of snippets - well done on such lovely 'up cycling'!



  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MIUC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  16. Fabulous project, love the stencil!

    Thank you for joining in at Scrapping4funChallenges...DT Val x

    1. Thank you 😊 I haven't used any stencil, the blue background is a cover die cut!

  17. Fabulous job! I love altered projects, particularly those that up-cycle everyday items! Thanks for sharing this cute make with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  18. I love recyckling works. Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles. Good luck. DT Beata

  19. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenge this time and good luck :)

  20. What a beautiful layered flower vase! Lots of love went into your creation. We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  21. Lovely work. Than you for joining the challenge at Not Just . A Bit More Time to Craft and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.


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