Recently on one of my thrift store adventures, I found this glass canister that was missing a lid.
It is one of those large glass canisters a lot of people use in their kitchen for flour and sugar, and because it was missing a lid, it was marked down to $1.99.
I knew I could use a large glass piece like anywhere in the house and I had several ideas for it so it came home with me.
I decided I wanted to use it in the front room.
So I added some scented rose hips and cinnamon sticks,
and this three week from B&BW (Vanilla Pumpkin Marshmallow....one of my favorites!)
I love that these three wicks come in a jar and the label peels off very easily, so I nestled this candle on top of the rose hips.
Then voila! Instant candle centerpiece.
I love that this was something I could do with items I already had, so it was virtually not cost decorating!
The trick to using large vessels like this is to layer the contents. I used a mixture of scented rose hips and cinnamon sticks as a filler, then simply added one of my favorite candles.
Separately, these things don't really stand out, but when combined, they create a farmhouse style piece of Fall décor!
This could be done with pinecones, or even acorns from your yard! I love using these glass jar three wick candles too so the wax does not run everywhere when it burns.
If you add a free standing candle, be sure your filler is something that's not flammable, or that can be ruined by the wax.
More ideas for a filler are:
- River rock
- Dried beans/peas
- Corn kernels look great in the fall
- Sea glass
- Glass beads