Easy Holiday Decorating with Glass | Midwest Living

Easy Holiday Decorating with Glass

Create simple holiday decorations by filling glassware or acrylic items with seasonal objects such as pinecones, holly or tangled twinkle lights.

Top off a container

A holiday decoration can be as simple as a jaunty Santa hat draped in a pretty vase.

Hurricane holders

Candle hurricanes show holiday verve when filled with ribbons, gift tags, candy canes, pine branches or other seasonal items.

Fill a jar

Fill apothecary jars with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons, or other seasonal decorations.

Create candle holders

Glasses double as votive holders that you can group on a table or mantel. Top with mini-wreaths, being sure to use non-flammable materials or to keep candle flames well away from fresh greens.

Cover a tree

A cloche shelters a small cedar tree.

Layer plates

Layer silver and paper snowflakes between plates for frosty fun.

Make a centerpiece

A fluid floral centerpiece: a 17-inch-wide glass bowl and flowers in floating glass tea-light holders.

Decorate a candlestick

Top off a candlestick with a surprise silver bell or ornament.

Tie up tapers

Ribbon-tied clusters of tapers nestle in craft-store snow inside blown-glass vases.

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