Post # 1
My chronic apartment trap over the past few years has been a lack of decorations. We can’t afford much, so I need cute but cheap ways to add little touches to our apartment. I’ve already decided that I’m getting flowers once every week or two as a splurge, but I want something a little more permanent that can go in a different vase that would still look pretty.
Anyone have creative, non-flower ideas?
My inspiration was this bookshelf that looks so cute, but I’m not much of a potted plant person:
Post # 3
I love love love CB2.com. I have some large wide vases and I want to stack these in them but haven’t gotten around to buying decor type stuff yet. PHotos first, haha.
The stainless steel ones are nice, too, just more expensive
Post # 4
Bath bombs? I hate using them in the bath but some of the sparkly ones in a large clear vase sit in my bathroom as a decoration and I love the way they look. They do get dusty though so I’d look into getting a bit of shrink wrap or something on the top so it looks clear.
Or you could fold some origami flowers for a take on the origami crane in a vase look.
Post # 5
@ejs – those glass ones are so pretty!
@littlemissmoo – that’s a great idea, I’ll have to go hunt some cute ones down. And it’d make the apartment smell good.
@Iamalighthouse – going to the Etsy page now. I love new finds!
One thing I’m doing on the table is getting fruit to put in a pretty fruit bowl. Not to eat, but real (cheap) fruit for decoration. I’m thinking lemons some weeks, pears some weeks, etc. Just as long as it’s out of the dog’s reach, haha.
Love the ideas, more would be great too!
Post # 6
Inspiration picture I love (I think candles would be cute, too)
Post # 7
We have a few different things that I use as vase fillers on a couple of vases we have around the house. I usually change them out seasonally, so that it’s a little different. In the summer, I have some (plastic but real looking) lemons and limes. At the holidays, I use Christmas bulbs. In the winter, we had some pinecones. I’ve also done beach sand/shells or rocks in clear glass vases.
Post # 8
branches, pinwheels, shells, candles, winecorks….
Post # 9
I really love the idea of using lemons in large glass vases, they are inexpensive and add that pop of colour!
Post # 10
This is a project I’ve always wanted to do – fabric leaves:
Post # 12
Vase Gems – translucent or opaque
Sand – natural or colored
Seashells & Sea Glass
Rice – brown, white, wild, basmati, etc.
Candy – hard candies, lollipops, gum balls, licorice, etc.
Fruit – whole fruits or fruit slices
Ornaments – perfect for the holiday season
Potpourri – Look for modern mixes that incorporate decorative ball shapes.
Dry Noodles – Opt for interesting shapes like bow tie, butterflies, corkscrews, shells, and wheels.
River Rocks, Stones & Pebbles
Decorative Moss – loose moss or decorative moss balls and cobbles
Post # 13
I saw a wedding theme with corks in a vase before
A little different idea but I keep a mason jar full of stuff thats useful and kinda display it … like bathroom items
I keep a pretty planter pot on my bathtub filled with bath salt
I keep little mason jars in my craft room on shelves filled with buttons and sequins and things.
I love doing keepsake in a jar type ideas… kinda similar concept to shadow box only smaller items
Post # 14
You guys are awesome! Thanks!
Post # 15
My vases on my entertainment center are filled with coffee beans and ivory candles. It looks pretty cute!