I do very little to change my decor seasonally; typically just switching out candles, vase fillers, accent pillows and throw blankets. But those small changes make a big impact in bringing the season into my home.
So today, I wanted to share some easy ideas for vase fillers that you can use throughout the year. Many of these items can be found around your home or in nature, making them very easy on the budget.
Epsom salt – I use epsom salt as “snow” in lanterns and clear vases. You can buy it in the pharmacy section of the grocery store and even at Dollar stores.
Berries – I cut up a strand of faux cranberry garland and use the little red “berries” to fill lanterns and vases.
Battery Operated Fairy Lights
Dominoes or other game pieces like scrabble tiles.
These are faux acorns that I bought on clearance at Pottery Barn a few years ago. But, before I had them, it was tradition for my nephew to collect bags full of acorns from his yard for my Mom and me.
Pine cones – I put pine cones out starting in the Fall and leave them through the winter.
Keys – I love the nostalgic feeling of old keys. Currently, these keys are in a bowl in the foyer as a sign to guests that they have a place to drop their keys.
I’ve also displayed them in a jar on our bookcase.
Coffee beans – This is one of my favorites. And, really I think you can use this one year round, but I particularly love the scent during the cooler seasons. I’ve also seen Lima, Lentil, and Kidney beans used as vase filler.
Fruit – such as apples, lemons or oranges.
I keep my faux green apples out year round and just add seasonal elements to them such as ornaments or pine cones.
Candy – I’ve used candy corns, candy canes, Kisses, M&M’s…just depending on the season. Of course, this one has to be refilled often. 😉
This list could go on and on. There really are no limits or rules…just use your imagination, and have fun!
See you in class,