A Dozen Fun Filler Ideas

A Dozen Fun Filler Ideas

Cheap, chic and creative ways to fill up empty jars and vases with stuff you probably already have at home!

Have you ever found the perfect container or vase, just to fret over how to fill it up? Here are a dozen cool and colorful filler ideas. Many of them are “free” and the rest are very budget friendly.

Candy is a sweet filler.

Candy is a sweet filler

There are so many options including Conversation Hearts and Red Hearts

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Candy is a sweet filler

Chocolate Sixlets come in every color of the rainbow. Licorice pieces also make neat fillers.

Red, white and blue sand makes a great filler

If you’re going for a layered look, Colored Sand (this sand is from Darice) is a great choice. Here are a couple tips: Use a funnel when filling the container with colored sand to get even distribution. Also colored sand can stain (learned this one the hard way)… especially carpets. So make sure you cover your workspace.

Beans make a fun filler for your vases or candle holders

Talk about cheap and easy– Beans make a fabulous filler.

Corn is a fun filler for containers

Corn is rustic option too, and it’s an especially nice touch around Thanksgiving.

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Faux or real Leaves make colorful and elegant fillers.

Colored Glass Marbles make a great filler for containers

Whether you’re going for a be achy look or a modern look, Glass Marbles add a lot.

Lights make a neat filler for containers

Lights can “light up” any empty vessel. Try different colors for different holidays.

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You can find your own outside or but them at the craft store, but Pinecones always make an elegant presentation.

Shells make a wonderful filler

It’s like an instant summer when you place some Shells in a jar!

Sugar makes a great jar filler

Need a white filler? Hit your pantry for some Sugar. It helps make a great holiday presentation.

Grown Up School Supplies from Expressionery

Save that Shredded Paper that gifts come in and reuse it for filler. Or you can make your own with a paper shredder and some construction paper.

Faux Beach Grass Decor in Mason Jars

Small sections of Wood make a natural looking filler.

What’s your creative filler idea? I’d love to hear about it! Let me know what it is in the comments.




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