Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Fillers

HoPe you had a WonDerFul Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  As always, mine was a blessing and a precious time with family - Lots of food, CARDS and games, napping, a little vino, and plenty of laughs!

And now onto the Christmas Season!!  I started my decorating last week (there is never enough time) and I truly love the process of decorating my home for the holidays and I take my time doing it.  I consider my approach to Christmas decorating to be "layering".  I add a little more over a few days until I get the look I love. 

I wanted to share some fun ideas for a particular decorating idea, using glass vessels, apothecary lidded jars, large glass cylinders and similar glass pieces to decorate.  I love to fill these with everything from candy to candles.  You can have a singular arrangement or put in groups of three or more.  They look great on entry tables, as centerpieces, counters and mantles.  Here are some ideas from Pinterest. 

Christmas beads and glitter branches

Candy canes, bows and small candy cane painted balls

Christmas balls


 Fruit and fresh greenery

You can find inexpensive glass containers like these at places like Target, TJMaxx, Marshall's, Walmart and even dollar may already have some of your own.   You can fill them with just about anything - I love the look of fresh cranberries in water with a glass candle in the middle.  Try using m&m's, red hot candies, marshmallows, fake snow, miniature pine cones, reindeer moss to surround a candle as well.   What about bringing the outdoors in -  fill a glass cylinder with glitter-spray-painted pine cones or branches.  You can weave some small Christmas lights through the branches for a festive look.  Pottery Barn has several packaged fillers like acorns, small sparkly pears, Christmas stars, and more.   The options are endless!

Whatever you decide to use as fillers - it's a beautiful and easy decorating idea for Christmas.

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