What to put in glass vases for kitchen decoration

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What to put in glass vases for kitchen decoration
Glass vases can hold an assortment of decorative filler. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

The kitchen is often the heart of a family's home and deserves decoration worthy of its importance. However, you don't have to spend a fortune to add decorative accents to your kitchen. A glass vase, interesting filler and creativity are all you need to make your own attractive kitchen decorations.

Pasta Bouquet

A tall glass vase with a slightly flared mouth provides an ideal base for a creative kitchen decoration. Fill the clear vase 1/3 full with tricoloured macaroni or corkscrew pasta. Mix a handful of plain spaghetti noodles and a handful of tricoloured spaghetti noodles together to disperse the colours evenly. Slide the noodles into the vase. The spaghetti should stick several inches above the vase rim. Let the noodles lean outward against the flared vase mouth to create a bouquet effect.

Layered Fruit

Add a cheerful accent to your kitchen with a colourful fruit-filled vase. Fill the bottom of a large, clear glass vase with key limes and small lemons. Add alternating layers of crabapples, small lemons and small oranges to the vase. Fill the remaining space in the vase with cold water to help preserve the fruit. Tie a green bow around the vase mouth and place the decoration on a counter.

Utensil Holder

Turn scrap cloth and a glass vase into a decorative utensil holder to help organise and spruce up your kitchen. Cut a piece of patterned cloth, such as red-and-white checks, so that it's large enough to line the inside of the vase and hang over the edges. Carefully stuff the cloth inside the vase, pulling the edges up so that they hang over the rim and down the outside of the vase. Wrap a thin ribbon around the vase mouth and tie it in a bow to secure the fabric in place. Slide cooking utensils, such as mixing spoons, into the lined vase and place the vase on the counter.

Flower Buds

Gather an odd number of coloured glass bud vases to create a cheerful floral decoration on a kitchen shelf or windowsill. Slide a different dried flower into each vase, such as a dried sunflower in one and a dried rose in another. Make sure to cut the stems at different lengths so that each flower remains visible when you cluster the vases together.

Layered Beans

Create a mock jar filled with beans to add an old-world touch to your kitchen decor. Fill a clear glass jar with alternating layers of dry kidney beans, black beans, pinto beans and lima beans. Cut a piece of patterned cloth large enough to cover the vase mouth and fall down the sides. Wrap twine around the vase mouth and tie it in a small bow to secure the cloth and create the appearance of a jar lid.

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