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Cool Idea: A Colander As a Vase

I recently polled you on your love for Todd Oldham's ice cream cone carnation floral arrangement, and you were pretty split on it. I on the other hand was not a fan; although in general, I feel that the world-renowned designer can do no wrong. Today is no exception to that notion, though. Oldham has created another arrangement for FTD, the Todd Oldham Green Salad ($79.99), this time using a colander as a vase. I adore this innovative use of a colander, not only for its good looks but because it is something everyone can achieve. Of course, it helps to have a vibrant, kelly green colander to perk things up, but I love it regardless of color. It's also a great housewarming gift, as the colander can be used in the kitchen once the arrangement falls by the wayside. Love it?

Source: Delbarr Moradi Photography via Style Me Pretty

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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
I have given colanders before as a housewarming gift and filled it with kitchen tools and gadgets and they loved it! I like this as well!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I was wondering about the watering thing too but that only makes it a better gift because people were going to want to look at it to figure it out. This would be a great housewarming gift but I'm sure it's too expensive for my taste.
ChristinaMUFE ChristinaMUFE 8 years
Very cute. Great gift idea!!!
psterling psterling 8 years
So cute! I love it.
Home Home 8 years
You can set a big chunk of floral foam inside, which absorbs water magically, and/or set another bowl inside to retain the water.
emo_stacer emo_stacer 8 years
Another way to use a colander is make a container garden by grouping them. You need colanders, soil, seeds, and wire coat hangers. Plant the seeds or plants in the soil as you would usually would in the ground or flowerpot. Use wire cutters to cut the center of the bottom section of the coat hanger. String the ends through opposite wholes on the colander and bend them into loops that can support the colander. Place your hanging colander outside (like from your clothesline). A D.I.Y. hanging container garden.
soapbox soapbox 8 years
I'm also curious about how it's watered. Is there a bowl inside? As for the color, I it looks chartreuse to me. It's too yellow to be lime green. But W.E. I like this idea.
Suzy-Cue Suzy-Cue 8 years
That's not kelly green. Apple green or lime but kelly is darker.
xtsr xtsr 8 years
I'm sure you place a bowl or something in the colander to catch the water! I love this! Innovative!
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
how do you keep the flowers watered?
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