For a spring party centerpiece, reuse jam jars or glass storage containers as vases and flowerpots. Glass jars keep things tidy, look pretty in a group, and won’t damage fabric or wooden surfaces, as terra-cotta can. To begin, place cut blooms in water, or transfer mini potted plants, such as orchids or hellebores. Water the plants sparingly, and pour out any excess so they don’t rot.
Martha Stewart Living, April 2014