Do you have a big event coming up that you need to decorate for? If so, you are sure to love these 18 gorgeous vase filler ideas that can be customized for any personality, style, event, or even for home decor!

If you have volunteered (or maybe you were coerced) to decorate for an upcoming event, then you are going to need some creative and fun decor! Maybe it’s a class year-end party, a graduation reception, a baby shower, a wedding shower, or even a wedding. Or maybe you just wanted to bring some style and class into your own home. Whatever the case may be, you need quick, easy, and budget-friendly decoration ideas! Don’t worry because we have exactly what you need in order to bring some color into your decorations without spending hours painting or gluing! Not only are these vase filler ideas elegant and classy, but they are also a very easy DIY project.

Collage of various vase fillers, ex candy, seashells, spools of yarn, etc.

Easy Vase Filler Ideas for Beautiful Event or Home Decor

Are you looking for out-of-the-box vase filler ideas? Then look no further than this list of gorgeous and unique vase fillers! The great thing about these filler ideas is that they are super simple and usually cheap (because who doesn’t love saving a little money?) to recreate all on your own! These are so easy, that you can even have your kids help you with them. We hope that you are inspired by these unique and creative vase filler ideas!

1. Split Peas

Here is a vase filler that you have probably never thought of and you might even have some stored away in your cupboard right now! What is it? Split peas! Split peas are a beautiful green color that will add a wonderful Spring feel to any event that you are planning or even in your home as decoration. Pair it with white to really make the green POP! Aren’t they just gorgeous?

Picture of split peas as vase fillers

2. Moss, Willow, and Burlap-Covered Balls

This beautiful vase would make the perfect tabletop centerpiece on your dining room table or the perfect touch for an earthy, nature-themed wedding reception! Here the branches are partially concealed by moss balls, willow balls, and burlap-covered balls. How lovely is that?

Picture of yarn covered balls for vase fillers

3. Elegant Eggs Vase Filler Ideas

Are you looking to decorate your home for Easter? Or maybe you have an Easter event that you are decorating for. Either way, this DIY Easter Egg Vase Filler will make your home or even look absolutely stunning! These eggs are wrapped in various styles of French script and musical notes, adding to the classical look of the vase. This is sure to be the statement piece at any event!

Picture of eggs wrapped in French script paper and music notes filling vase

4. Wine Cork Fillers

This vase would be the perfect addition to your kitchen or for an evening wedding reception. These wine corks fill the space between a large and small cylinder. Just add a candle to the center cylinder to create a unique, warm, and rustic look.

Picture of wine corks filling vase

5. Colorful Thumbtack Vase Fillers Ideas

We absolutely love this vase filler because it is completely versatile and you can let your creativity loose! Just cover styrofoam balls of various sizes and shapes in colorful spraypainted thumbtacks to add to your vase for a vibrant and unique look!

All you need to create this fun look are:

  • Vases
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • Thumbtacks
  • Spraypaint

Let your creativity shine by adding different patterns, colors, and sizes to the vase. This would make a great art project for the older kids in your home (or classroom!)

Picture of thumbtack covered styrofoam balls in vase
thumbtack Vase Fillers from Landee See Landee Do

6. Sand and Seashells

Do you want to bring the beach into your home? Or maybe you are planning a beach-themed wedding? All you need to do in order to add a little nautical flair to any room or event is to fill a vase with sand and seashells! It is a beautiful and easy DIY project and would also make a great gift for that beach-loving friend or family member!

Picture of sand, seashells, and candle in vase

7. Coffee Beans

Coffee beans make an amazing-and easy!-vase filler for any room or occasion! Not only are they dark and rustic — perfect for fall — but they give off a wonderful aroma, too! Who doesn’t love walking into a room to the smell of roasted coffee beans? Mmm…

Picture of coffee beans in vase with candle

8. Vase Filler Ideas: Cereal and Gumballs

If coffee is too dark for your vase filler needs, how about adding some color using cereal and gumballs!  Cereal and gumballs fun, colorful vase fillers that are perfect for a kid’s party or baby shower! And they are very versatile since you can get both in almost every color imaginable!

Picture of cereal and bubblegum used as vase fillers
Vase Filler Ideas: Cereal and Gumballs from Amy Atlas

9. Bouncy Balls

Another cool and colorful vase filler idea is to fill your vases with bouncy balls! These vases are the perfect addition for children’s parties or as a decoration for their room! I mean, seriously, how fun is this arrangement?

Picture of vase filled with colorful toy bouncy balls and flowers

10. Alphabet Magnets

These alphabet magnets as a great vase filler for your homeschool classroom or as a gift to your child’s teacher. This unique and colorful vase is sure to brighten your day! And the kiddos are sure to love it. You can even turn it into a game of alphabet recognition by seeing how many letters that your child can spot (without pulling any out!) How fun!

Picture of vase filled with wooden and magnetic alphabet

11. Scrabble Tiles

If you love the idea of letters as a vase filler but are looking for a more adult and classy version, then just use Scrabble tiles! As a huge Scrabble fan, this is one of my favorite vase filler ideas. It would be perfect for a wedding, reception, or even a rustic baby shower! Or even as a library or home office decor. The possibilities are endless!

Picture of vase filled with Scrabble tiles

12. Rustic Spools of Thread Vase Filler Ideas

This vase filler idea is not only charming and rustic, but it’s also practical! If you’re looking for a way to keep your spools of thread, twine, or even yarn organized, then try adding them in an antique vase to add a little rustic appeal to your room or event! It’s a beautiful piece if you love the whole farmhouse style!

Picture of jar filled with spools of thread and scissors

13. Spray Painted Pinto Beans

Spray paint pinto beans (or use them as is) to fill up vases. Add berries, twigs. candles, succulents, or anything else you’d like to complete this beautiful look! The best part is that you probably already have these items in your home!

Picture of vase filler ideas, image shows spray painted beans in vases

14. Rock Salt Filler

Dye cheap rock salt to look like gemstones around your candles. This idea is easy and frugal enough to easily change them out for every season or holiday. This would also make a really great group project with a group of girlfriends! You can even get the kiddos involved so they can create their own for their bedroom.

Vase Filler Ideas: Picture of dyed rock salts in vase with candle

15. Red, White, and “Blue” Beans

If you love patriotic themes or are decorating for a fourth of July party, you can easily create a patriotic display using these red, white, and “blue” (black) beans. Showcase your patriotism with this gorgeous vase! These make great gifts as well.

Picture of red, white, and blue beans in vase

16. Shredded Book Pages

Are you looking to add a classic touch to your event or home decor? Try adding some shredded book pages or music sheets to your vase or floral arrangements. It’s a beautiful way to repurpose old books that may be missing pages. Who doesn’t love a little touch of vintage in their home?

Picture of Shredded Book pages in vase

17. Branch Vase Filler Ideas

If you want to bring a little nature into your event or home decor, just fill a vase with branches and then top it with flowers. We just love that it is the perfect balance of feminine and masculine elements! Simply gorgeous!

Vase Filler Ideas: Picture of vase filled with tree branches and flowers

18. Fruit Vase Fillers

For another great nature-themed vase filler, be sure that you aren’t overlooking fruits! Try adding some apples, kiwis, oranges, lemons, and any other fruit to your vases. The fruits will not only add a touch of wonderful color, but they will also add a sweet fragrance that will fit any occasion or event! What could be better than that?

Picture of vae filled with apples and flowers

Simple DIY Vase Fillers to Fit Every Occasion

If you are looking for simple do-it-yourself vase filler ideas, then these fun and creative fillers will be perfect for you to add to your vases! It doesn’t have to be hard or expensive to create a beautiful accent piece for your home or for any event. These vase filler ideas are great because they are cheap and easy DIY projects that require little effort or preparation beforehand.

Whether you are creating a piece for a wedding reception, household shower, baby shower, graduation, birthday party, and no matter the season, these vase fillers are sure to meet your every need. These vase filler ideas are so beautiful and simple to create that most can be done in bulk, or for just a few vases around the home. But best of all, they are very inexpensive so not only will your vases be full, but so will your wallet. And who doesn’t love saving a little money on their events and home decor? We know that we sure do!

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  1. I love how versatile these vase filler ideas are! You can save SO much money making your own centerpieces for weddings, showers, and just your home, in general! Plus, it’s fun to get creative and play around with flowers!

  2. Detailed vase decoration ideas are one of the most inexpensive ways to change up your look each season and it makes such a striking difference in a room, with minimal work!

  3. I confess to having empty vases sitting around. My ideas never turned out the way I hoped. I like these vase filler ideas. I am inspired (again)!

  4. I love these creative and colorful vase filler ideas! I have some of these things lying around the house (like vintage scrabble tiles) that I never thought of using!

  5. I’m always looking for more ideas to help decorate my home – it’s really not my thing so I struggle. Your vase decoration ideas have helped me jazz up a few spaces I had that needed a little extra something!

  6. I love to find different vases, so these vase filler ideas are going to be my new go-to! They are so creative & will be easy to change out. 🙂

  7. These vase filler ideas are fantastic! I’ve been waiting to freshen up our home decor after the big remodel, and these suggestions have inspired me! 🌸🏡😊

  8. Hello! Just wanted to give a warning for those using real flowers, check the fruit first, as apples (and some others) give off ethylene gas that will quicken the process of aging your flowers and killing them.