Remember when I did the acorn double-vase centerpiece for Thanksgiving? I used these same vases for the Christmas centerpiece after painting them for a frosty effect. I used this frosty spray paint technique to make the cool look on the glass and then made the centerpiece.
I wrapped the small vase with the LED Wire lights I found at Lowe’s. These are the same wire lights I used on the Ocean Fairy Crown. I’m in love with these lights. I ended up using scotch tape to keep the lighted wire from slipping down when I added the beads but you wouldn’t have to do that.
I placed the red beads in the bottom of the vase for about an inch. Then in between the two vases I used red beaded garland. While the lights shine through some, I do think I would try this again with glittery tinsel icicle stuff for a more shimmery effect. Or crumpled tissue paper with the tinsel embedded in it.
The centerpiece looks good as is, but I feel like the red beads blocked too much light. It depends how much light would want to shine through for your personal preference. Maybe red tinsel next time with the red beads draped AROUND the vase would be pretty, eh?
I had enough beads to fill both vases and leave it sort of drapey over the top but if you want to fill the center vase with Christmas greenery, a stem of red berries, or a poinsettia bloom, that would be great holiday decor as well. You have tons of options with this style!
Any way you make it, this was SUPER simple. And cute. That makes it a win!