Glass apothecary jars are one of those timeless trends that easily evolve to suit any holiday party, theme or space. This season, fill them with something simple and striking.
Michelle Virtue with Campus Floral shares holiday jar filler ideas.
Glass apothecary jars are one of those timeless trends that easily evolve to suit any holiday, party theme or space. This season, fill them with something simple and striking. Mixing and matching collections of some of your favorite things is a great way to display your holiday wares. The possibilities are truly endless. Here are a few of our favorite fillers for the glass that keeps on giving.
For the Nature Lover:
-Layer your jars full of wonderful naturals. I love layering holiday fruits—pomegranates, cutie oranges, pears, and cranberries are a few on my list for this year.
-Don’t forget the NUTS! Chestnuts, acorns and walnuts.
-Bulbs. Amaryllis and paper whites are available and amazing.
-Have you tried putting a small fresh potted evergreen in your jars? If not, do it! Just fill the jar with water, expose the tree roots and let them sit in the water. Easy, unexpected and dramatic.
-What else do you find in nature around Christmas time? Snow, pinecones, branches, and cuts of evergreens!
-Burlap, cinnamon sticks and aged paper lend themselves well to this genre.
For the Holiday Hipster:
-Fill your jars with rock salt and create a Christmas scene using dollhouse miniatures, bottle brush trees and plenty of sparkle.
-Combine unexpected, but vintage colors. Light pink and gold are at the top of my list this year!
-Suspend strands of ribbon or trimmings from the lid of your jar and tie off with mini ornaments or bells.
-Wrap small/mini boxes and fill your jar with an eclectic selection of brightly colored packages.
-Raid your jewelry box in search of vintage pins, strands of pearls or fancy beads.
-Christmas is for the birds. Don’t forget some feathered friends. Birds are beautiful additions and give great texture and interest.
-If your jewelry box isn’t up to par, try the sewing supply closet. Experiment with buttons, bobbins, spools, yarn, ribbon, knitting needles, trimmings, lace and holiday fabric.
-Line the inside of your jar with your prettiest wrapping paper. This is easy and every inexpensive!
-Make a slew of pompoms in varied sizes and colors. They’re soft and can be used later to make a trendy wreath or garland.
-Have you considered vintage toys?
-If you’re looking for something simple, try placing a strand of battery operated lights in your jars. You can hide them or just let them illuminate your glass.
-Don’t forget the candles!
-Holiday sweet treats never disappoint.
For the Memory Keeper:
-Don’t throw away Christmas cards. Use them and their colorful envelopes to store and display precious messages from those spread far and wide.
-Use photographs—from previous holidays to remember those you love.
-Old ornaments that you don’t hang on the tree any more – but you don’t know what to do with.