Unique Vase Filler Ideas

Glass vases and other containers are often used in home decor to display colorful objects or those with lots of fun texture.  It’s a great way to decorate because you can easily change up the look by replacing what you put in the vase. These unique vase filler ideas will inspire you to start filling your vases!

It’s pretty easy to find the typical decorative round balls in wood, glass, acrylic or vines in a variety of different colors, patterns and textures.  However, there are a lot of other things that you can use for vase fillers that are unique and decorative and that you just might have sitting in your home already.

Vase Filler Ideas

Fill A Vase With Bird Nests

I happen to like birds and have a couple on my kitchen desk.  To kind of stay with the bird theme, I decided to fill my vase with birch branches and little bird nests.   If I decide to add some color, I might throw in a few artificial bird’s eggs.

vase filler ideas - bird nests

Put Fruits And Vegetables In A Vase

You may want to decorate with a vase and use it for storage at the same time.  I love this idea for displaying fruits and vegetables:

vase filler ideas - fruits and vegetables

Don’t all of the colors look bright and cheery?

Fill Vases With Nuts Or Beans

vase filler ideas - nuts and beans

Nuts, beans and potpourri are all warm and earthy and make great vase fillers especially for the Fall season.  Coffee beans make a great filler as well!

Put A Collection Of Vintage Balls In A Vase

vase filler ideas - vintage pool balls

Collect vintage billiard balls, croquet balls or dice to use as fillers.  This is especially fun for a family room or game room. I put a collection of vintage balls into a bowl for an industrial centerpiece.

Save Your Wine Corks For A Vase Filler

vase filler ideas - wine corks

Wine corks are easy to collect….if you drink wine that is!  And, it doesn’t take long to have enough to fill a vase, especially if you have some help from a few friends.

Display A Collection Of Sea Shells In A Vase

vase filler ideas - sea shells

If you like to collect sea shells when on vacation, then this is a perfect way to display those treasures!

Use Balls Of Twine Or String As Vase Filler Ideas


Finally, here is something that you may have stashed away in your craft room.  These balls of twine look decorative and unique when tossed together in a glass jar.  But don’t stop there!  Other items from your craft room, that can be used, are wooden thread spools, buttons, balls of yarn or bobbins.

Have you used anything unusual for a vase filler?  Share your great ideas in the comments!

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  1. I would like to order the wine cork glass. Please let me know how.

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