Last Updated on October 6, 2012 by Kristi Linauer
When it comes to quick and simple decorating, I love a good vase-in-vase flower arrangement. Here’s one that I made last night, inspired by a photo I saw on Pinterest.
Using that idea, I decided to use my double-vase to create a similar effect. What I love about the double vase arrangement is that the possibilities are virtually limitless. If you’ll remember, I made this retro-inspired arrangement with black, white, and red sand for Julia’s kitchen to sit on her table for the pictures.
The only challenge with this project is actually finding two vases that are the correct sizes, where one will fit inside the other and still leave enough room between them to insert decorative items. I thought they would be easy to find. I was wrong. In fact, I had to tape spray paint lids to the bottom of the inside vase so that it would be tall enough. It doesn’t look pretty, but it doesn’t show at all in the finished arrangement.
With my vases slightly altered, the fun began. I started with pinto beans just because I already had them on hand. I wish now that I had used the red beans since they have more color in them. I also wish I had swapped out those yellow beans (can’t remember what they’re actually called) for yellow popcorn. Again, the color in popcorn is much more vibrant. Oh well.
Anyway, I just layered the beans in the space between the vases…
And kept going until it was filled all the way to the top of the vase…
Then I put some water in the center vase, and filled it with some flowers in fall colors.
It really can’t get much easier than that!
Have you done a vase-in-vase arrangement? What types of decorative items did you use between your vases?
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