Sometimes when I entertain I don’t have enough vases for every table. I saw this idea somewhere a long time ago and have used it every once in a while. It is cheap and I can throw the cans away after if I want so I don’t have to fine storage for them. I use any kind of can, sometimes I leave the labels on them if they are unique and go with my theme. This picture is from a baby shower. I added ribbons and hung it on a door know. I did not put water in the cans. I used rice to keep the flowers in place.
Another trick I us is to dress up my vases that I just can seem to get clean. Here I just put the vase in lunch bag and tied it with ribbons. I have also but them in wrapping paper and tissue paper. Cloth napkins or fabric scraps are another great way to decorate.
I also really like using jars. If you have ever really looked at your pickle jar you might see a a really lovely design hidden under the label. I save all different types. I like them because they are short and compact so everyone can see each other and I can leave them on the table during the meal.