What Can I Put in a Glass Vase?

With some time, imagination and some glass or plastic tubular vases, you can decorate for the Holidays, Special days or Any days!!
I found myself with one glass and two plastic vases. Okay, the one on the saucer is just a tube with no bottom, so that one needed a bit of help.
I put a larger jar inside for three reasons. One is if you don't have enough of one thing to put inside, this makes it look like it's full.
Two is that if you did have a lot of stuff, no one would see what was in the center.
Three is that if you wanted to use this as a luminary, it would work perfectly.
The first of these I am posting is a Christmas decoration I am going to keep as it is all year. It's plastic, easy to seal the top with a plastic food lid or just foil/clear cling wrap. I chose red and gold beads, bells, and faux pearls.
If you get dollar store ornaments, you may find they fall apart easy so I just took off the glue and ribbon from the bell and used each part separately.
I replaced the taller glass with a shorter one, left the cap on loosely so nothing would get inside it, and poured the pretties inside.
I glued some red beaded string, faux gold leaves and ribbons and a button in the center.
I am sorry it's fuzzy. Night time shots are hard to get right when you are trying to capture a candles glow. So here is a nice shot of it in daylight.
Here are a couple shots of other things you can put in them. Pumpkins from my balcony and pretty Christmas Balls.
I will post another idea next that I think you all might like.

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1 question
  • Anna Maria Banderwick
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Where did you put the candle?
    • Sandra Allen
      on Nov 13, 2017

      It's inside the center jar. I only had it lit for long enough to take the photo then blew it out. You can also use a pillar candle that comes up much higher. Or you can use the battery powered ones.

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  • Melody Garcia
    on Nov 15, 2017

    Thanks. These are really cute ideas that I can have my grandchildren do to make their holidays more fun.
  • Rb Marcino
    on Nov 25, 2017

    Quite lovely. I shall do this with the small antique Christmas ornaments I have from my family. Thank You!

    • Sandra Allen
      on Nov 26, 2017

      You are welcome. I love your idea and when you make it can you share it with us?

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