A Dozen Fun Filler Ideas
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.
There are so many options including Conversation Hearts and Red Hearts…
Chocolate Sixlets come in every color of the rainbow. Licorice pieces also make neat fillers.
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.
Talk about cheap and easy– Beans make a fabulous filler.
Corn is rustic option too, and it’s an especially nice touch around Thanksgiving.
Faux or real Leaves make colorful and elegant fillers.
Whether you’re going for a be achy look or a modern look, Glass Marbles add a lot.
Lights can “light up” any empty vessel. Try different colors for different holidays.
You can find your own outside or but them at the craft store, but Pinecones always make an elegant presentation.
It’s like an instant summer when you place some Shells in a jar!
Need a white filler? Hit your pantry for some Sugar. It helps make a great holiday presentation.
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.
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.
Kelly of Simply Kelly Designs says
Love these fun ideas. The pineapple is my favorite!