1 Item…3 Ways: Blue Vase

In honor of our partnership with HomeGoods, we decided to start a mini series (even a mini “challenge” if you will) here on DIY Playbook. We are calling it: 1 Item…. 3 Ways. Can you guess what it’s about?
We wanted to focus on how we could use some of our treasures in more ways than one, so we started challenging ourselves (and YOU!) to do the following…
 Buy one item and try to use it THREE different ways in your home. 
This guide will show you how to use one blue vase three different ways.
The first item on our roster…
This blue vase from Home Goods is versatile and can be used for many things.
… this blue vase/jug/who knows really? We found this super adorable treasure from HomeGoods and instantly started brainstorming how shoppers, readers, and rookies like us could get even more “bang for your buck” by using this item in more ways than one.
For only $3.99 this blue vase is a steal.
For only $3.99, boy did we get a whooollleee lot of bang for our few single bucks.
The cork in the versatile blue vase adds a charming element.
So what did we do with this charming blue jar with a cork on top? Let’s take a look, shall we?
This bright blue vase is full of beautiful details in the glass work.
#1. Flower Vase: This seemed like the obvious solution when we first picked this vase up. The blue glass seemed like the perfect contrast for some bright, springtime flowers.
Flowers fit perfectly in this blue vase and add a pop of color.
The details in the blue face make this seem like a fancier flower pot.
The detail in the blue vase makes these flowers feel a bit fancy. It almost looks like we’re using a super expensive glass vase to display these bright tulips.
The bright blue vase with fresh flowers sits well on any coffee table in your living room.
The blue vase with pink tulips pairs well on a glass coffee table.
The blue vase contrasts well with textured pillows and other colorful vases.
#2. Cute Coin Collector: Because who doesn’t have a place to toss extra coins? This blue container not only doubles as a pretty stellar coin collector, but also a super cute shelf accessory with a purpose.
The blue vase works great as a coin collector.
The blue vase on a shelf is the perfect place to store change.
The best part about this blue vase as a change holder is it hides the coins.
The coolest part of this coin collector is that the coins are almost camouflaged behind the detailed glass. It makes the coin collection a little less obvious and far more acceptable out in the open. You don’t have to be nervous that your cousin’s boyfriend is going to rip off your stash… only because he has no clue that it’s there. (We won’t tell him)…
The blue vase as a coin collector ads a vintage touch to this Chicago themed book shelf.
3. Bath Salt Jar: And rounding out the many functions of this one item…a bath salt holder!
This detailed blue vase works great for storing bath salts.
Having a glamorous container full of bath salts will bring you a whole new sense of calm at the end of a long work day.
Pairing your blue vase with bath salts next to your soap dispenser or perfume is ideal.
You can even pair your spa-jar next to your favorite soaps, lotions, and glamorous bathroom essentials.
Using this beautiful blue vase to store your bath salts is a functional idea.
So what do you think?! Which function is your favorite? Did we pass our first challenge? Are you jumping on the 1 item, 3 ways bandwagon?! We’d love to see what you come up with! Share your ideas, suggestions, or pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!
This detailed blue vase can be used three different ways.
Bridget and Casey DIY Playbook
(Disclaimer: We have received free product from HomeGoods in connection to their Happy By Design program. All styling, ideas, and opinions are our own.)