Did you know that your garden and yard are hiding decorating treasure that can easily transform the ambiance of any room in your home? Learn how to create a beautiful glass candle vase in minutes using thrift store vases along with fresh herbs and greenery that can be found right out your door.
When decorating my home I always like to bring in as many natural elements as as possible. I keep in mind – earth, fire, water, and air by using seasonal flowers, tree branches, rocks, driftwood and whatever else I find outside that looks interesting. Adding a dose of creativity to my finds makes them decor worthy.
Seeing these elements mixed in with the many DIY candle holder ideas I use to decorate around the house that I add for the fire element makes me smile.
Along with adding the natural elements in my home decor, you know how I like to reuse and repurpose everything when decorating. Bringing together these two loves is just what I did to make something new for my home decor by using these two thrift store glass vases in a new way to decorate a table in my living room.
Another perk of reusing decor in new ways that you already own is you save money and don’t have to find storage space for when that something new is not being used.
I didn’t come up with this DIY project on my own, but have shared 12 Easy Clear Glass Vase Decoration Ideas with you over the years. I stumbled upon this easy to assemble candle vase idea when paging through a decorating magazine while waiting in the grocery store line last week. I knew I had to assemble one and share the idea with you.
Not only is this candle vase with greenery fast and easy to
make assemble, no DIY skills or tools are needed. Once assembled the warm glow of the candle vase makes a unique table centerpiece or table decoration with added benefits coming from the fragrant, natural aroma of the fresh herbs.
Instructions: How to Make a Glass Candle Vase With Greenery & Herbs
For my vase I searched my yard for greenery clippings in a few different shades of green and texture. As you can see I gathered a mix of rosemary and cuttings from shrubs.
If you don’t have any vases/jars like this, head to a thrift store or dollar store where you will find them in abundance.
Once your DIY glass candle vase is assembled it can be used as a table centerpiece for a side or dining table for any season. For the holidays, consider using pine or holly clippings to make a fast and easy Christmas dining table candle centerpiece.
- 1 small and 1 large straight sided vase or glass jars like two sizes of mason jars – The smaller vase/jar needs to fit into the larger one.
- Herb or shrub clippings
- Garden clippers
- Pillar style candle
Time needed: 15 minutes
Easy to Assemble Glass Candle Vase
- Gather Materials
Go out in your garden or yard and cut a few clippings from herbs or shrubs to the height of your vase. Cut enough to fill around the diameter of the larger vase.
- Set Up Vases
Place the smaller vase into larger vase. Fill bottom of larger vase with about 2 inches of water.
Place candle inside smaller vase.
- Place Clippings In Larger Vase
Cut each clipping so it is slightly shorter than the vase. Place them between the two vases making sure the bottom of each is in the water.
Note: Keeping each clipping shorter looks better, but also keeps the tops away from the candle flame.
- Place on a Table
Once you have assembled the candle vase, use it to decorate a table or counter. After a day, check water level to keep the greenery fresh.
Assembling a natural greenery candle vase like this not only adds a whisper of summer to your decor, but also instills a sense of peace and tranquility, replicating the serene beauty of a fragrant summer herb garden.