I saw this idea on a Valentine’s Day flower display and thought it would be really beautiful for a Fall or Thanksgiving Centerpiece. I love Autumn and all the beauty associated with it.
So, when we had a day at the ranch to tromp through the woods and pick up some acorns, I knew it was time to make this easy DIY decorated vase.
To duplicate this project you will need:
- Two clear vases (glass or plastic) that can nest, one inside the other, with about an inch gap in between.
- Acorns or fall candy or other decorative items that can fit inside the inch-wide gap left between the two vases.
We assembled ours easily based on the display I’d seen earlier this year. Place the smaller vase inside the larger vase.
If they have dramatically different heights as these two are you’ll want to pad the vase somehow to raise the inner vase closer to the top of the outer vase.
Since the smaller vase was also shorter, I used the broken bits of acorns and capless acorns I would otherwise throw away to pad the bottom. This way the inside vase was within about an inch to the top of the outside vase, making the decorations stand out more and go all the way to the top.
By padding the bottom of the first vase with some extra acorns I was able to bring the two vases to a better level.
I covered the inner vase with paper to prevent acorns from falling into it while I was adding the acorns into the gap between the two vases.
Ta da! So pretty and full of the rich tones of fall that I love so much. This project was totally easy to make with just a few items that we had on hand, could pick up inexpensively or collect from the wild.
It will be easy to switch this vase up with new decor when I change out the flower arrangement. Maybe for Christmas, a pretty evergreen and pine cone arrangement with peppermints and iridescent shredded tinsel stuff in the gap? For New Years, you could do silver and gold confetti. Candy corn in the vase for Halloween or candy hearts for Valentines Day (the one I saw had cinnamon red hots).
My kids will love this idea! They love collecting acorns. Just remember to either bake your acorns or toss them within a few weeks so you don’t get insects in the house. 😉
Oh yes! Acorn worms – we spread them out on a cookie sheet on the front porch and let anything that needs to crawl away, crawl away. 😉
I love this! What a great idea!! Thanks:)
I just made a similar arrangement with all the tiny colorful gourds from the pumpkin patch.
So cool! If you have a picture of it, leave the link for us. 🙂
Karis Bellisario says
You can also match year-round themes with the same concept. I did seashells with a pillar candle (in lieu of flowers) in our lighthouse themed bathroom. It is a nice decoration too and follows this same concept.
Amanda @ High Impact Mom says
LOVE this! Oh how cute is this?! Thanks Ang!
Chris McLaughlin says
Love this! We do something similar in December with cranberries!
I love the idea of using cranberries for Christmas!!