Planning a baby shower, birthday party or dinner party? Don’t worry—we’ve got your centerpieces covered! Just one set of glass vases can ultimately serve as the ideal centerpieces for any occasion.

Here are four of our favorite ways to use them, but there are countless other options from candles to floating flowers, berries, winter branches and other ornaments too.


  • Glass vases or jars of varying heights, shapes and sizes
  • Whatever you can dream up to fill them with! We chose fruit, flowers, candies and polished stones

Idea One: A Citrus Twist

Looking for a fun and inexpensive way to add a burst of color to your celebration? Fruit is an ideal choice since it’s pretty and colorful, and can be purchased in bulk at minimal cost.

Idea Two: Fashionable Flowers

When you select a flower like hydrangeas, you don’t necessarily need to use the stems to create a gorgeous centerpiece. Take the blooms only to create low arrangements without sacrificing that luxurious look.

Idea Three: The Candy Shoppe

M&Ms are always a natural choice for showers and parties since you can easily customize the color, but you can also feature an assortment of your favorite childhood candies for a fun twist. We tried them both layered and mixed in.

Idea Four: Stones and Pebbles

We used polished stones from the craft store to create this look, but it works just as well with seashells, marbles and other little trinkets. Wouldn’t this look be perfectly gorgeous surrounded by softly flickering candlelight?

What’s your favorite look? Have you tried this craft at home? Send photos to blog@tinyprints.com and we’ll be happy to feature your handiwork!

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