How Do I Choose the Best Plastic Vase?

Sherry Holetzky

A plastic vase can be used for many purposes. You may wish to find a hard plastic style for sending flowers or making crafts. Perhaps you would prefer a flexible plastic vase that can be used in many different ways. Some designs can be stored flat until needed and take on the shape of a vase once water is added. You can even find recyclable vases or those made from recycled materials.

Flowers in a plastic vase.
Flowers in a plastic vase.

Many florists include plastic vases when sending floral arrangements. They tend to be inexpensive and purchased in bulk but they look attractive underneath layers of filler and ribbon. Those of higher quality can be re-used later for fresh or silk flowers so it pays to check them out carefully before ordering. Some styles are quite attractive and don’t look like plastic at all.

When it comes to flexible plastic vase designs, there are many options. Flexible vases can be used as everyday accessories or used to dress up a table for a special occasion. You can choose festive looks and bright colors for parties or have custom designs printed.

Custom plastic vases also make good items to sell for a fund raiser. You can have a name or logo printed on the vases if desired. This is an affordable product, which is also lightweight, and easy to store. Since many plastic vases can be folded down, they don't take up much space, and because they are lightweight, shipping should be less expensive.

A flexible plastic vase works great in a number of settings, such windowsills, workstations or desks, or even outdoors. You can add cuttings to a plastic vase and set them near a window. This option is perfect for giving a gift or a pick-me-up in the workplace. Another option is adding some interest to the patio or picnic table; plastic generally won’t be harmed by the elements. If you choose a soft, flexible, plastic, you won’t have to worry about broken glass or hard plastic pieces on the deck or patio.

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