What Can I Put in a Glass Vase?

Sandra Allen
by Sandra Allen
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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.
Suggested materials:
  • Glass or plastic tubular vases   (Had at home)
  • Holiday decorations: Beads, bells, balls and more   (Had at home)
  • Faux gold leaves, bow, button and hot glue gun   (Had at home)
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  • Rb Marcino 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 Sandra Allen on Nov 25, 2017
      You are welcome. I love your idea and when you make it can you share it with us?

  • Kkelly Kkelly on May 11, 2021

    I'd like to use this glass container theme for a bridal shower. Colors are mint green family. Any suggestions?

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