You May Also Like

Experts share how to get energy if you feel tired all the time

3 easy lifestyle changes to make if you feel exhausted all the time

Gui pi wan: the energy tincture for afternoon slumps

The one tincture to keep in your bag for immediate natural bursts of energy

New York City vegan and vegetarian lifestyle is best in the country

And America’s best cities for vegetarians and vegans are…

Part of the 49 percent of women self-conscious about outfit repeating? Diane Von Furstenberg says you shouldn't be

Stop being self-conscious about repeating outfits—Diane Von Furstenberg says it’s a style *asset*

peanut butter healthy snack

When a nutritionist and celeb trainer disagree: Can you have too much nut butter?

The scientific reason why you should always try to remember people's names

The scientific reason why you should always try to remember people’s names

Here’s how a turkey baster can keep your flower arrangement looking fresher, longer


Thumbnail for Here’s how a turkey baster can keep your flower arrangement looking fresher, longer
Pin It
Photo: Stocksy/Alto Images

Many methods for sprucing up your apartment involve a commitment of money, time, and effort (looking at you, fun wallpaper and furniture assembly). Buying flowers, however, is an easy and affordable way to breathe literal life into your living space or add a much-need pop of color. Yes, the shelf life of a bouquet can be rather fleeting, but Apartment Therapy reports one underutilized kitchen tool can help delay its inevitable wilting demise: a turkey baster.

Use a turkey baster to siphon the old water from the vase and then squirt clean H2O back in without disturbing any of your well-placed stems.

To keep bouquets thriving for as long as possible, replace the water every day or two (AKA before it becomes the least bit murky), because the petal pool can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Understandably though, if you really nailed your DIY your floral arrangement, you likely won’t want to mess it up by pulling the bouquet from the vase in order to refill it with fresh water, right? That’s where the turkey baster comes in: Use it to siphon the old water from the vase and then squirt clean H2O back in without disturbing any of your well-placed stems.

Hey, it’s probably the most action your turkey baster will see outside of Thanksgiving.

The vase you use to house your flowers should be as chic as your arrangement. Try out one of these handmade ceramic vases or a planter that looks like a sculpture.

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

peanut butter healthy snack

When a nutritionist and celeb trainer disagree: Can you have too much nut butter?

Experts share how to get energy if you feel tired all the time

3 easy lifestyle changes to make if you feel exhausted all the time

Part of the 49 percent of women self-conscious about outfit repeating? Diane Von Furstenberg says you shouldn't be

Stop being self-conscious about repeating outfits—Diane Von Furstenberg says it’s a style *asset*

Here's how to help wrist pain from typing with a sponge

The secret to easing wrist pain from all-day typing? A kitchen sponge

Venus in retrograde could be the reason Ariana and Pete split

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande’s breakup was pretty much written in the stars

The coolest way to decorate pumpkins this year is Lauren Conrad-approved and requires no carving

Lauren Conrad just shared the coolest way to decorate pumpkins this year