Are you looking for some quick and simple Christmas decorating tips? Sometimes, preparing for the holidays can be overwhelming. In fact, just the thought of lugging those storage bins from the basement makes me sweat! To make things easier, I like to work on one room or even one vignette at a time. So today, I’m sharing 7 easy vase filler ideas for Christmas…with plenty of examples to inspire you!
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7 Easy Vase Filler Ideas for Christmas:
Since you probably have a bunch of cranberries left over from Thanksgiving, this is a good place to start…
#1- Easy Vase Filler Idea – Cranberries:
As you’ll see, I frequently use these for my vase fillers.
Every year, I overestimate how many cranberries I’ll need for Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I have plenty of leftovers for Christmas decorating!
Over the years, I’ve decorated many Christmas tables with cranberries and candles...
Not only do they make a great centerpiece, but they work with a variety of Christmas decorating styles. For my farmhouse Christmas table, I filled vases with cranberries for a natural, rustic look.
Speaking of cranberries, if you’re looking for an easy Christmas decorating craft, check out my mason jar luminaries! Super-easy and super-cute, don’t you think?
While we’re talking about mason jars, let’s head to number 2…
#2 – Easy Vase Filler Idea – Marshmallows & Candy:
If your home is anything like mine, you’ve already stocked up on the holiday treats! Why not make a pretty winter display by filling up some mason jars with marshmallows and candy canes. Actually, you could fill any kind of glass container but I think mason jars feel casual and fit right in with the hot chocolate theme.
No matter how old my boys get, they still ask for hot chocolate on cold winter days.
Of course, I like to keep them happy with other treats as well…
In our game room, I usually fill a glass vase with Hershey’s kisses. Of course, they don’t last long but they look pretty and festive for a few days…Plus, it’s probably the easiest vase filler idea on my list!
#3 – Easy Vase Filler Idea – Glass Christmas Ornaments:
If you have a large glass container, simply fill it with colorful Christmas ornaments. This makes a great Christmas centerpiece or decorative vignette with a nice pop of color. Obviously, a very easy vase filler idea!
#4 – Easy Vase Filler Idea – Pine Cones:
Yes, here’s that glass container again. It’s actually the largest piece in a set of apothecary jars. I keep the others in my bathroom and fill them with cotton swabs and cotton balls. Since this glass jar is so large, I frequently move it around the house and use it for decorating.
For instance, when I transitioned my decor from Christmas to Winter, I filled the jar with pine cones and displayed it in the foyer.
If you’re like me, you probably find ways to decorate with pine cones throughout the fall and winter months. Displaying them is a great way to add some natural texture to your decor.
Recently, I bought some tiny pine cones to fill a glass hurricane for Christmas. Since I didn’t want to start any fires, I used a battery operated candle instead of a real one.
#5 – Easy Vase Filler Idea – Nuts
On your next trip to the grocery store, grab a bunch of nuts to use as vase fillers. I’ve used hazelnuts on a Thanksgiving table in the past but they would look great on a nature-inspired Christmas table as well.
Depending on your vase size, you could buy walnuts, chestnuts, hazelnuts, almonds…or a different type for each vase. Just make sure anyone with a nut allergy stays clear of this vase filler!
#6 – Vase Filler Idea – Wine Corks:
Another great idea for a natural vase filler – a bunch of wine corks. If you don’t drink wine, you could always pick up a bag of corks in a craft store. They’re inexpensive and you could also use them to make place card holders among other things.
For years, I’ve been saving our wine corks in a canister. If I had thought ahead, I could have been even more creative with them. For instance, I’ve seen people write the date and/or the names of the people with whom they shared the wine. It’s a cute idea and I’m sure it would be fun to look back at your collection over time. Unfortunately, I’m not that organized…but I like the idea!
#7 – Easy Vase Filler Idea – Coffee Beans:
If you love the smell of coffee, try filling a vase with coffee beans and a candle. Not only is the scent just wonderful, but the texture of the beans adds to the ambiance. So cozy!
Hopefully, you can use some of these ideas when decorating for Christmas!
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