10 Fresh Ways to Dress Up Plain Glass Vases

Dress up plain glass vases with creative fillers, stem disguises and more. No glue gun necessary.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions


Driftwood adds gorgeous rustic, coastal texture to any arrangement and can take on a masculine, feminine or gender-neutral look depending on its complementary accessories. Get the look: Place one cylinder vase inside a slightly larger vase with the same shape. Fill the smaller vase with water and flowers, then fill the space between the two with small pieces of driftwood.

Fruit Wheels

Combine floral and fruit for a fun, unexpected arrangement. Get the look: To line the outside vase with fruit wheels, you'll need two vases that are slightly different in width. Then, place one inside of the other. After adding water to both vases, cut the fruit into slices and place them in the gap between the two. Add floral to the smaller vase.

Floating Fronds

Looking for a minimalist approach to a centerpiece? Get the look: Fill three-quarters of a cylinder vase with water, then place a large frond inside. Bend it appropriately until it sits firmly inside. The green tones of the frond will help add color to your space, and the graphic lines will be visible from near and far away.

Candy Toppings

Put a playful spin on your arrangement by filling a vase with candy toppings. Get the look: You'll need two vases that are slightly different in width, then place one inside of the other. Next, fill the gap between the vases with colorful candy toppings. Bright and colorful gerber daisies are an excellent flower to complete this look.


Monstera leaves are a favorite for designers and florists because of their ability to cover stems inside of clear glass vases. Get the look: If you want to keep floral stems hidden from view, wrap the interior of the vase with two to three overlapping monstera leaves. There's no need to trim or cut the leaves; simply overlap them, then make sure any visible seams sit along the back of the vase.

Floral Wreath

Dinner parties call for ambience, and candlelit hurricane vases often do the trick. Get the look: Pick up a foam wreath with an opening slightly larger in diameter than the base of the hurricane vase. After soaking the foam in water, place it on top of a charger or a ceramic plate to keep any water from damaging your table surface, then add cut floral around the perimeter of the wreath. Finish by placing the hurricane vase in the center of the floral wreath.


LED candles inside of glass hurricane vases offer ambience without the concerns of actual flames, but there's no refreshing aroma. Bring a natural, organic scent to battery-operated hurricane candles with this quick trick. Get the look: Add lavender around the perimeter of a hurricane vase and tie it in place with twine, string or rope.

Seeds and Succulents

For rooms that receive direct sunlight most of the day, a hurricane vase filled with succulents may be the perfect fit. Get the look: Fill the vase approximately one-third full with seeds or beans, then add a small layer of soil on top before adding succulents.

Colored Beans

Beans are ideal for earth-toned looks, as most come in hues of green, orange, black, white and neutral tones. Get the look: Add texture and color inside a hurricane vase by filling the bottom with a layer of colored beans. Finish the look with a scented or LED candle.

Palm Leaves

When cut flowers are placed inside of clear vases, their stems become a key part of the overall look. For some arrangements, the stems can become overpowering or detract from the flowers themselves. Get the look: To take the focus off the stems, wrap banana leaves around the exterior of the vase, then tie them in place with twine.

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