Easy Centerpiece: Thrifted Vases

Well, the title pretty much sums it up. Go to thrift stores. Buy vases. Put them on a table.

Okay, there’s a tiny bit more to it. It’s helpful, and more fun, if you pick a color scheme to work around. Yellow and gray are a personal fave. Of course, seeing it again long after the “install” for my client, I’d love if that yellow bowl were full of gray feather balls. And I’d have kept my eyes peeled for another small gray vase to round out the collection. But you get the idea. Total spent: about four Starbucks coffees ($15.16… and that includes tax).

I also whipped up the table runner using complicated, professional tools: scissors, fusible tape, and an iron. It was hard work.

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45 minutes later

I thought the feather ball reference up there deserved a link, but evidently decorative feather balls are hard to come by. (Tho easy to make, I’m quite sure. I smell a craft day.)

But 45 (very productive) minutes of searching for decorative feather balls was enough courting for me to declare my new love: decorative balls. So here, for my pleasure more than yours, probably, is a decorative ball round-up (with links to sources below).

Mini Wood-Peel Balls

Ornate Yellow Balls

Assorted Natural Balls

Bronze Metallic Ball

Pine-Coney Balls

Silver Metallic Balls

Stone Ball

DIY Twine Balls

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  1. Alissa says:

    (Ha! Commenting’s working now!)

    I’ve never thought of putting yellow and grey together, but they do look quite stunning. Nice work!

    • Amy says:

      I’ve just decided I’m dead tired of our orange orange office. Might be the perfect excuse to execute some gray and yellow goodness!