Festive Vase Fillers

Decorating for the festive season doesn’t have to be expensive. Although there’s no denying the beauty of flowers at Christmas, the pretty plants only last so long. These decorations can come out year after year.

It is worth investing in several clear glass containers in various shapes and sizes. Hunt for them on sale or on clearance at department stores. You can also pick them up at bargain prices at discount shops, markets and garage sales.

Put the versatile vessels to work all year long in countless decorating displays. Use the ideas here as inspiration to create your own seasonal decorations.

Beautiful baubles

Bright, shiny ornaments are always eye-catching. We sorted round glass ornaments by colour, and then put each colour in a different vase. You could sort ornaments by size or shape (such as stars or drops).

Natural wonders

An impressive decoration is as easy as the nearest pine tree! Collect small, medium and large pinecones, or buy plain or white-tipped pinecones from a craft shop. You could also collect interestingly shaped seed pods, twigs or use robust dried flowers or berries.

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Fill vases with pinecones for an eye-catching display

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