Who doesn't have a goofy shot/shooter glass hidden in a cupboard somewhere? Using them as vases is a great way to give them new life. As for the silly sayings printed on them, How about orange has that problem solved: Upholster them with fabric sleeves.
Making a vase cover seems easy enough. According to HAO, you'll need a bit of fabric, a sewing machine and a few minutes of your time.
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