November 16, 2018

Apple Flower Vases

I’m really inspired by apples right now, partly because it’s a popular back-to-school motif, and also because it ties in with the upcoming Rosh Hoshanah holiday. Apples are so versatile for crafts and décor projects, as you can see with these floral arrangements featuring apples as miniature vases. They would make perfect teacher-appreciation gifts or stylish centerpieces for the High Holy Days.

I’ve included two different directions for this project — one using floral foam and one using a little jar to hold the water. Both work well, so it really depends on the supplies you have on hand.

What you’ll need:
Large apples
Melon baller
Floral foam
Small glass jar

Floral Foam Method
1. Using a melon baller, cut an opening in an apple that is about 2 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep.

2. Cut a piece of floral foam that will fit into the hole. Let the floral foam sit in water for a few seconds to absorb water, then place it in the opening.

3. Cut the stems of your flowers and insert the stems into the floral foam. 

Glass Jar Method
1. I used a small glass jar that previously held jam. It’s the kind of jam jar served with room service and at brunch. You can also use a shot glass if it’s small enough.

2. Insert the jar in the opening of the apple. You may need to expand the hole to make it fit. 

3. Fill the jar with water. Cut the stems of the flowers and place the blooms in the jar. 

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at