In the meantime I have to use a ledge.
However, before I show you my ledge (that sounds wrong), I want to show you how I repurposed two vases into one seriously cool piece of decor for less than $3.
Collect your supplies:
- 2 Vases; one vase should be small enough to fit inside the other vase
- Candy Corn
Place the smaller vase inside the larger vase.
Before I came up with this idea, I was going to donate the smaller vase. It’s something I’ve had with me for years and I love the bamboo design, I just didn’t have a place for it. I actually had set the smaller vase inside the larger vase in order to carry them both downstairs when genius struck!
Fill the space between the two vases with candy.
I chose Candy Corn for a couple of reasons. (1) I hate the stuff, seriously I can’t stand this candy and I know for a fact that I will not eat a single piece (2) It added color to the decor (3) It’s the quintessential Halloween Candy
What’s that you say? You don’t have a smaller vase and you don’t want to spend any extra cash?
Just use empty toilet paper rolls or a empty paper towel holder in place of the smaller vase. Of course this will only work if you plan on using fake flowers, but it’s a great option!
Insert the flowers of your choice. If you ended up using a small vase like I did, then feel free to add fresh flowers. For now, I have a fake flower in the vase, but I plan on picking up some fresh flowers on my next trip to the market.
I ended up using the vase to add just a bit more color to my holiday mantle ledge. I think it turned out quite nice for an unconventional mantle.
A little source list for the mantle:
Piggy Bank – Homegoods
All 4 Pillar Candle Holders – Homegoods
Wall Art – Homegoods
Skull – Homemade
Branch Pumpkin – Crate & Barrel Outlet
Mummy Pumpkin – Homemade
Candles – Pier One, Homegoods, Target
Candle Holder holding the Skull – Target
Candy Corn Vase Project Cost Breakdown:
Large & Small Vase (Already Owned) = $0
Candy Corn (Target) = $2.50
Fake Flower (Already Owned) = $0
Total Project Cost: $2.50
SHOWING THE LOVE: