How to Make a Flower Vase With the Use of Coconut Shells

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Use coconut shells for vases to add a tropical touch to your luau. Coconut shells make natural containers for flowers or food. One shell will make both the vase and a stand to support it. The rough coconut shells provide a stark contrast to the lush richness of tropical flowers. Use the coconut milk and meat in your party food and recycle the container as a container for your flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Coconut
  • Saw
  • Oven
  • Floral foam
  • Knife
  • Saw the coconut in half. The juice will leak out when you cut the meat, so do this outside or over a tray.

  • Bake the coconut at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. This will cause the meat to separate from the shell.

  • Pry the meat from the shell. It should come out in several large pieces.

  • Saw 2 inches off the cut edge of one half of the coconut to make a base for the vase.

  • Set the ring on the table with the large side down. Set the uncut half of the coconut shell in this ring to make the vase.

  • Cut a block of floral foam that will fit securely into the vase.

  • Soak the foam according to the package directions. Place the foam in the coconut shell vase and arrange your flowers in the foam.

Tips & Warnings

  • Save the meat and coconut milk for eating.
  • You may drain the milk before you saw the coconut by piercing the coconut's "eyes" with an ice pick.
  • The edges of the coconut will be rough enough to scratch wood. Either sand them smooth or place a cloth under the vase.

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