Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas
The layered look
Glass vases, available in a variety of heights at crafts supply stores, are the perfect vehicles to showcase layers of items. Vary the materials and colors according to your own decorating scheme. (Silver and gold ornaments? Red berries?) Put a coarse texture next to a smooth one, and try using contrasting colors, such as green next to red.
This square glass vase has layers of black river stones, evergreens, moss and pinecones. A sprig of winterberries tops it off. Other ideas for layers: rocks, colored glass ovals (found at crafts supply stores), magnolia leaves and dogwood sticks.