Vintage Crock Spring Floral Arrangements
I loved creating these spring floral arrangements using my vintage crocks and these gorgeous tulips from Trader Joes. These arrangements are inexpensive, easy to make and look way nicer than they cost.
I have been collecting vintage crocks for years and have so many different shapes and sizes of them. I love to mix them together and these tulips made for the perfect spring floral arrangements.
I am so happy that I decided to arrange the gorgeous flowers in containers that I absolutely love … vintage crocks! I love arranging flowers in vessels that aren’t vases. In the past, I have arranged flowers using vintage battery jars, a french vintage champagne crate, and vintage cheese molds. Today I am sharing how to use vintage crocks for your spring floral arrangements.
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I have been collecting crocks for a few years. I absolutely love them and use them to store everything. I have wooden spoons in crocks in my kitchen, fresh flowers in a large crock in our backyard and, lots of craft supplies in crocks in my craft room.
You. can find crocks on Etsy, at flea markets, and at antique stores. There are also some new ones that I absolutely love.
If you are not familiar with crocks, before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to store foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats, and pickled vegetables. The crocks were usually made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze.
I am slightly obsessed with the smaller crocks and the large round ones that are only about 5″ high. They are different and I love them!
I didn’t have time for a trip to the flower market so I went to Trader Joes, which is the next best thing. Two dozen tulips were only $10 and the greenery was $2.99. I wanted to do at least four floral arrangements and I spent $40 total for six dozen tulips and lots of eucalypti.
I also bought some daffodils but those will be shown later since I couldn’t get them to bloom in time.
It is important to cut the tulips to allow them to draw in as much water as possible. I cut the stems in different lengths, depending on the height of the crock.
I selected this crock first because it’s kind of “blemished” and yet I think it’s my favorite. I bought it for $5 and I am pretty sure the price was so low because it was covered in paint. I was able to get most of the paint off of the outside but I didn’t spend too much time on the inside. It didn’t matter since the paint can hardly be seen when the crock is full of flowers.
Whenever I arrange flowers, I always start with the greenery. I filled this crock quite full with greenery. Filling the crock full with eucalyptus also helps to hold the flowers upright.
Next, I started adding the freshly cut tulips. See how the eucalyptus helps hold the tulips upright?
I continued adding the flowers while turning the crock around to make sure the flowers looked great from all sides.
You can see the crock full of tulips in the photo below. It’s on the right side and yes, you can see a bit of the paint. But I love that!
I filled the other crocks with eucalyptus and tulips. Aren’t they wonderful?
I filled a total of four vintage crocks with floral arrangements and I absolutely love this display.
The tulip filled crocks are currently sitting on our family room table. I am considering breaking up the floral arrangement and putting them all throughout our home. I just can’t decide if I should do that or not. I kind of like them grouped together.
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i love the use of the vintage crocks. I use mine all the time as well for flower arrangements! Your flowers are beautiful!
i love the crocks paired with the tulips- they look so good together
Love the simplicity! But those vases are stunning
So beautiful Leslie! We’ve gotten snow in Raleigh today and si I’m reading your blog as the snow falls outside my window. These arrangements brought a lovely and sweet bit of Spring to the day!
Leslie, You are the best with flowers!!!! Please though, my tulips never last as long as any other flowers. Do you have any tulip tips?????
Put 1 or 2 pennies in each vase, depending on the size of the vase, (or crock).
They won’t droop!
I have heard this! I will definitely have to give it a try. Thank you.
fun fact: if you put a tiny little cut at the base of the tulip (I use a sharp razor blade) it will keep it from opening up!
Wow! I did not know that Bethanie. I hope this keeps them from “growing”also!
I love the crocks I have some that I use for flower arrangements yours look beautiful
Thank you so much Shirley! Crocks are so amazing for floral arrangements. I love that you use them in the same way!
Leslie, I’ve never been to an outdoor antique sale! But you gave me courage! There was one just 5 miles from me (Barn Sale Antiques) in Purvis MS… and I got my crock !! Thanks for the encouragement!
PS The whole time I wanted to call you to ask about colored glass pieces!
Oh my gosh, Pat, I am so happy for you! Isn’t it the best feeling ever to find a treasure? Now you are hooked!
So easy! I love all things old and vintage. These crocks are great!
Me too! Yay I’m glad you like them!
So inspiring! I didn’t see that you put water in your crocks? Are they even watertight? How do you keep the arrangements fresh?
What sizes (heights) are the crocks you used? Looks nice
Hi Kim! I have crocks in lots of different sizes. The 1 gallon is a great place to start if you want to start collecting, and they are available on Amazon! 🤗
Beautiful use for crocks I have kitchen utensils in one now but I think Flowers are a better idea Thank You
Hi Gail! They are the best and so versatile! Love them 🙏