This trick for how to clean a bottle vase is one of the best that I’ve learned in a long time. It works really well and it’s fun too!
I’ve loved using these bottle vases for decorating over the past few years since they’ve been so popular. Not only are they really beautiful and eye-catching, but they’re super practical as well because they allow you to create a beautiful arrangement using just one or two stems or branches. I have a few of them, but this seaglass-colored one is one that I’ll use today to demonstrate is one of my favourites. I actually found it at the thrift store and it’s the perfect color for summer decorating. It also has this really neat bubbly effect to the glass, which I find really beautiful. I can’t find anything exactly the same, but this set of two vases has the same bubbly glass, and this vase has a similar color and a really beautiful warbley glass look to it. I love the organic shape on that last one too! So anyway, enough with the distractions, here’s how to clean a glass vase!
Tools and Materials Needed to Clean a Bottle Vase
- Warm water
- Denture tablets (linked some similar to what I used, but any will do)
- Uncooked rice
That’s it! Fancy bottle brushes are great, but I find most of them to be pretty useless on these types of vases because the opening in the top is just so tiny and the bottoms are usually just so big and round. So I don’t even bother with them for this. You mostly don’t need them anyway. 🙂
How to Clean a Bottle Vase
Fill your vase up with warm water. Make sure that any rings or build-up on the inside that you want to clean are fully submerged in the water.
Drop two denture tablets into the water and leave them in there until they stop fizzing.
Carefully pour about 1/4 cup of uncooked rice into the vase and swish it around to remove any remaining build-up from the sides.
I love how we’re combining the old trick of using rice, with this new denture tablet idea for double cleaning power!
Empty everything out, give the vase a rinse, and enjoy your sparkly clean vase!
I was so impressed at how well this method scrubbed away the little dried on pieces of stem that had been stuck to the inside of this vase for the last year or so.
I’m so excited that I no longer have to just hope that no one notices how cloudy and dirty my bottle vases actually are. Ha!
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.