ORNAMENT FILLED VASE
Need an easy and gorgeous way to use those extra ornaments you just don't have room for on the tree? I used these vases for flower arrangements at my daughter's wedding reception a few years ago and have since put them to use year round for various purposes. My favorite time of year to use them though is Christmas, filling them with artificial snow and ornaments.
They are easy and inexpensive to make and can be displayed in so many decorative ways for the holiday season. The best part is they are a great price performer for such a WOW impact!
Note Regarding Ornaments: The amount you will need will depend on size and shape of ornaments. The vases pictured are 6 inches in diameter. One is 25 inches tall and the other is 30 inches tall. The 25 inch tall vase holds approximately 30 ornaments and 2 1/2 - 3 inches in diameter. The 30 inch tall vase holds approximately 40 ornaments. Ornaments at the Dollar Tree will cost approximately $5 to fill the 25 inch tall vase and $7 to fill the 30 inch vase.
Note Regarding Vases: If your local stores do not carry these tall vases or you need convenience, Amazon (which I love) sells 24" and 28" tall vases in sets of 6. I've included these links below for your shopping convenience.
*24" TALL VASE (for 18 " topiary ball), sold in set of 6. Please click below for link...Cylinder Vase, H-24" D-5" (6 pcs)
*28" TALL VASE (for 24" topiary ball), sold in set of 6 (I could not find a 30" vase like I used in picture but 28" will work just as well). Please click below for link...Clear Glass Cylinder Vase 5x28 inch 6 pieces
STEP 1: Pour synthetic snow into bottom of vase to desired level. Tilt vase so synthetic snow mounds slightly more to one side than the other for added interest. When done, take a cloth and wipe down inside of vase walls where synthetic snow stuck while falling to bottom of vase.
STEP 2: Begin placing ornaments in vase, one by one. Make sure the first few ornaments are gently placed on top of synthetic snow with the top part of the ornament facing inward so that it is difficult to see from the outside of the vase.
STEP 3: Continue to place ornaments one by one on top of one another - alternating colors, shapes, sizes - with top part of ornament facing inward until vase is completely filled.