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Decorating with Beautiful Ornaments in Glass Bowls

Updated on January 17, 2015

Welcome to Decorating with Beautiful Ornaments in Glass Bowls

Home decorating is all about adding wonderful elements to your rooms. Using beautiful ornaments in crystal bowls and vases adds just the right touch of elegance and beauty when decorating the home. Although Christmas is my favourite time of the year to decorate the home, the rest of the year I like to add little decorative touches to various areas in the home as well. At Christmas I love the excitement in the air, the shimmer and sparkle, the true meaning of Christmas and sharing time and ideas with friends and family! This is my favourite season of all to dress up the home! So many little decorating tips and ideas abound! Decorating with ornaments in glass dishes and vases always looks elegant. Adding throw pillows, cute lamps, wall art and candles too. Here you will find many gift ideas and special tips to enhance your holiday season! I will also add some decorating ideas to take you through the other months as well! Hope you enjoy it!

Relax with a cup of coffee or tea as you enjoy browsing through this decorating lens!


Using Ornaments in Glass Bowls

Using Decorative Sand in Vases and Candle Holders

A great idea for a unique look in your décor is to use decorative sand! One can purchase this sand in small containers, (at least that's all I've seen so far) it comes in different colors! I have personally bought some silver sand for my own use in decorating!

Take a clear glass or crytal vase and fill it with the sand, filling the container about half full.

(color of your choice) Then choose a votive candle in a co-ordinating color or just a color that you like and insert it in the center of the sand! For an extra sparkle scatter a few glass beads or jewels on top of the sand! Nice touch! Place vase or candleholder on the center of a table or on a mantle. This makes a pretty addition to your décor! Note: If you have small children place out of reach as the sand could be bad if played with or ingested!) Have fun trying this in glass containers of different shapes and sizes!

Shaped White Dish with Silver and White Glass Balls - Elegance made simple...


Decorating with Beautiful Ornaments in Glass Bowls and Vases

Using Fruit and Nuts

Cranberries are very popular around the Christmas season. Fill a tall glass or crystal vase about 3/4 full with fresh cranberries for an elegant look! You can also layer the cranberries with different types of nuts (in there shells) like walnuts, hazelnuts, brazil nuts, ect. this is another very pretty look! It also is a nice affect if you insert a few flowers in the top, you can get some nice sprays of artificial pointsettias in red or cream color this makes for a very nice arrangement! Place a couple of varying sizes on the mantle or on a sofa table! Add some elegant glass balls around the base with a sprig or two of greenery and you have a lovely display!

A Video Clip with Classy Decorating Ideas ... - Enjoy the music too...

Silver and White Ornaments on a Silver Pedestal Dish

Great sites with Wall Words or Wall Art

Have you seen those great sayings that you can purchase and put on your walls. I love the black lettering with motivational or inspirational sayings! Here are some great sites to purchase these wonderful words of art from. Hope they inspire you!

They have great saying that could go in almost any room of the home. Some of my favourites are: Home is Where the Heart Is

Love Lives Here

Home Sweet Home

Beauty Health Happiness

There are phrases as well as single words that you can purchase. Most of them are self stick or rub ons, very easy to apply and add a touch of elegance to a room.

Beautiful Wall Saying

Adding Pinecones

A beautiful basket with a big bow attached, filled with pinecones set in the entrance way or by your front door is a nice look! Choose large pinecones as they look great and you won't need as many! If you want another look, take a can of gold or white spray paint and (preferably outside) spray paint some of the pinecones. Then mix them with the natural colored pinecones for a festive look! You can also mix in a few ball ornaments to add even more sparkle!

Decorating for the Season

Decorating with Pinecones in Glass Bowls

Another great idea to use as table décor is to take a large clear glass vase or bowl. Find a nice shaped one, that is fairly tall as well as wide! Fill the vase about 1/4 or so full with tiny pinecones. You can collect these from around your area if you have pinetrees nearby. If not, you can purchase small bags from a craft store, like Michaels! Then take some fake snow and spray or sprinkle a layer of this on top of the pinecones. Then take a few twiggy branches and insert these into the pinecones in the vase. Hopefully you can find some branches that have broken off around your yard, if not these can be purchased from a local nursery or greenhouse! Another idea is to spray the branches white with a can of spray paint, this adds an elegant affect. Just arrange the branches in a nice fashion in the vase. One can add some little glass balls if the branches allow. If not, it will look lovely as it is! A great way to bring the outdoors in, for a natural look!

Festive Decor Ideas

Fresh Decorating Ideas

There are some great uses for those clear glass vases and containers that once held christmas ornaments. Now you can fill them with your choice of other elements. In this picture I used a tall glass rectangle container and filled it with acorns. This is a very natural look and is fine for a year round decoration. The acorns were some I purchased at a local department store.

Dressing Up Candle Centerpieces

A great way to update a candle centerpiece or display is to pull out that fancy cake plate that is in the back of your cupboard or china cabinet and make some great use of it! A 3 tiered cake plate works for display as well but that's another idea I'll share soon!

Take your cake plate and position 3 candles of varying heights in the center of it. Add some cut pine or cedar around the base of these. Place some pretty glass balls amongst the greenery (your eye will tell you what looks good) You can also insert a few artificial holly berries or a ribbon bow or just keep it simple. Sometimes adding too much takes a way from the elegance of an arrangement! Choose colors that go with your theme or in keeping with the reds, greens, golds or silvers of the season! If you don't have a cake plate you could use a charger plate, you can purchase these in gold and silver for under five dollars a plate and they work really well for this idea! I also refresh the pine or cedar every week or so if it dries out! Hope you have fun with it!


Simple Decorating Tip

Lemons and Limes Can Be Festive Too

Christmas is a wonderful time to get out those beautiful crystal bowls that you have in the back of your china cabinet. I love to place them around the house on end tables or on the coffee table. You can use a theme of one colour and fill the crystal bowls with these or you can mix the colours for a beautiful look as well! Crystal vases or just tall glass vases look amazing when you fill them with these beautiful glass balls too! Play with the different colours and soon you will have the look that you love. Enjoy trying different containers and bowls! I like the ornaments that have a lot of shimmer or a little gold or silver design on them too!

Another fun idea is to use natural fruits like lemons, limes and oranges... in this centerpiece that I used for a dinner party I used lemons and limes. Inexpensive and looks great!

Decorating for the Holidays

Ornaments Add Sparkle to your Mantle

Another great decorating idea is to dress up your fireplace mantle for Christmas! Adding some greenery, like fresh cedar(if you have access to it) or pine branches are very nice! You get that fresh aroma too! Just make sure there is no sap on the branches before you bring them in! Add glass ball ornaments in different sizes and arrange them amongst the greenery! You can use ornaments in several different colours or go with a theme or just use one or two colours! Red and silver or red with gold are very festive combinations! One can also add some bows in between the ornaments and greenery for another great look!

Beautiful Ornaments

Chocolate Brown Ornaments

Some great ornaments in

chocolate brown with

silver netting to accent

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bowl or just to hang on

the tree or on a garland!

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A Decorative Setting

Here are some ideas to use on your mantle. Many looks can be achieved depending on your style and taste. Just play around with different elements until you like the end result!

Decorating with Beautiful Ornaments in Glass Bowls

Decorating with Ornaments Using a Tiered Cake Plate

A two or three tiered cake plate can be transformed in just a matter of minutes to be a centerpiece or a wonderful display piece! Take your cake plate preferably one with 2 or 3 tiers. If you just have a one level one with a fancy base this can be made to look very attractive as well!Now choose a color theme if you like, maybe red and gold or red and silver, there are so many choices now of the colored glass balls and ornaments! First on the bottom layer of the cake plate, place some pine or cedar, in the picture I used some pine, you can choose real or artificial it doesn't matter for this! Then add some berry sprigs amongst the pine, I used gold berries in this display. Then just nestle some ornaments amongst the pine. I like to place three together, it seems to look best, not to cluttered. Then just play with the arrangement a bit. On the second layer I keep it a little simpler by just using the ornaments for a lighter look. If using a three tiered cake plate the top layer looks elegant with just a couple of glass balls to accent it! One can also add a ribbon bow and nestle that amongst the pine and ornaments as well! You can achieve some very pretty arrangements, just play around with different looks until you find one that suits your decorating taste!

Photo of Decorated Cake Plate

Photo of Cake Plate with Red and Silver

Using Bevelled Mirrors in your Décor

You can really add some sparkle to a centerpiece or tabletop arrangement by using a bevelled mirror, at least 10x13 inches in size or larger! Place the mirror where you want it on the table. Add some candle holders in varying sizes and then place the candles in them, you can mix it up a little by using varying sizes of holders and candles. Chunky candles can be nice or using a couple of tapered candles look great too! White candles or festive colors are fine! Then place some sprigs of holly around the base of them. Take some of those jewel stones, you can use colored ones like red or green, (I prefer the clear ones) and place this around the mirror. You can pick theses up at most dollar stores! They add a beautiful sparkle! Add a bow if you like and you have a display that will surely attract attention!

Wreaths to Decorate

A variety of wreaths that can be hung as is or you can decorate with mini-lights, glass ornaments, holly sprigs and bows to dress them up! These are great in many areas in the home! Of course, the front door is a must for the holiday season! A wreath is a great welcome for your friends and family as they come to your home! I love to have a wreath over my kitchen sink area, just a simple one with a sparkly bow, just adds a touch of pretty! One can hang a wreath in nearly every room, just match the color of the bow and décor of it to the colors you choose for your room! An artificial wreath is fine but it is nice to have at least one real pine wreath just for the scent! You can also buy 'pine scent' as a room spray and just scent an artificial wreath, 'cinnamon scent' is another great one to use!

Decorating with Beautiful Ornaments in Glass Bowls - Bowls and Vases

A variety of different glass vases that could be used in arrangements!

Floating Candle Centerpieces

A great idea for a table centerpiece that really sets the mood is using floating candles! Find a round shallow dish, maybe a nice crystal one or if you have a fancy dessert dish that is clear and has a nice pedestal base, this would work too! Fill the dish about 2/3 full of water. Add a few decorative jewels or beads in the bottom, I like the clear ones that have a shimmery watercolour look to them. Then place your floating candles on top. For an added touch, I sometimes add a drop of food coloring to the water to add some drama! A little red or a little green is nice! Just one drop gives a nice effect! Have fun and play with the idea! I have also added a few baby flowerheads like white carnations or baby roses floating in the water as well! There are lots of ideas to try so just experiment and you will come up with something beautiful I'm sure!

Elegantly Decorated Living Room - Pretty Christmas Tree in Chocolates, Golds and Creams


Decorating with Beautiful Ornaments in Glass Bowls - Unique Bowls

Here are some great glass bowls that would work well for decorative arrangements with cranberries, nuts, pinecones or those beautiful glass ornaments! After Christmas you will have the perfect bowl to use for desserts!

More Ideas

Another idea is to use a lovely shaped plate, I chose one that belonged to my Grandparents, I think it is called 'rainbow glass' it has shimmery colors in it. Then I just added a candlering and some elegant glass balls! I just play around with the look until I have it the way I like it! Everyone has different tastes and styles but this makes for unique looks!

Another view of this arrangement

Decorating with Ornaments in Glass Bowls

Here are some great ideas to get you inspired to decorate for the holidays using just a few simple decorations!

Silver and Evergreen Wreath

This is a wreath that I decorated using silver glass balls and silver shimmery ribbon! Very simple to follow!

Pretty Ornaments

A couple of photos of pretty ornaments hanging on the tree!

Glass Vase

Using another of the glass containers that I used at Christmas time with beautiful ornaments in it, I now filled this with espresso colored baby pinecones. I love the look of dark woods and these go beautifully with my décor. They came in a box of mixed potpourri and they have a fantastic scent too!

In a setting...

Here is the glass vase with the baby pinceones on a little table with a lamp and a candle. Makes a nice fresh look!

Decorating Tips

Sites with many home decorating ideas for you!

Thoughts, comments are welcome...

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      3 years ago

      - Dawn,As one of the great-grandmothers, I was just floored at the butaey of the photos of our precious baby girl. Those pictures just hightlighted your skills with the camera. Keep up the great work!

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      robert2704 lm 

      6 years ago

      These are great for xmas time. The bowls are easily changed around the rest of the year too. Pebbles and pot pourri is stuff I like to use at other times of the year.

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      sarahrk lm 

      6 years ago

      Good idea. I have a beautiful glass bowl and I will use your idea.

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      6 years ago

      I like the silver and evergreen wreath.

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      Sherry Venegas 

      6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      I am always tempted to buy the pretty packages of glass ornaments at Michael's. There were wonderful colors this year. I bought purple to hang on the cactus in the yard.

      This lens certainly catches my eye.

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      7 years ago

      Very beautiful. Thanks for so many great ideas.

    • SheilaSchnauzies profile image


      7 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Oh my goodness, eye candy everywhere!! What a lovely lens! I have been inspired! Blessed today by this Squid Angel!

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      7 years ago

      Great lens.

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      Linda Hoxie 

      7 years ago from Idaho

      Beautiful decorations, blessed!

    • Grandma-Marilyn profile image


      7 years ago

      Wonderful ideas. Thank you

    • jenokson profile image


      7 years ago

      Thanks very much for creating this lens! Your ideas are wonderful and the photos are so helpful. I'm inspired!

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      Cynthia Davis 

      7 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Christmas ornaments in a glass bowl make such festive centerpieces.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel**

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image


      7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What beautiful suggestions, Shelly!

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      7 years ago

      I always buy amazing ornaments at The One here in Kuwait and use them in bowls etc :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Some great ideas here. Thank you.

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      Michey LM 

      7 years ago

      What a great idea, you also have beautiful pictures, and the lens is well done 5*.

      All the best in 2011

    • BrickHouseFabrics profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice ideas!

    • CastleRoyLisa profile image


      7 years ago from Rhode Island

      I love this lens these are great ideas

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

      Great Ideas!

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      8 years ago

      Very cool lens. Informative and fun. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs Up given.

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      June Parker 

      8 years ago from New York

      Lovely lens with beautiful photos. I have often filled glass bowls and vases with many different things from seashells to fruit. I have lensrolled you to my seashell ornament lens.

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      8 years ago

      I think she had a glass lamp filled with ornaments when I was very small, and these beautiful vases reminded me of those lamps. Nice lens.

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      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Great info. thanks for sharing this! :-)

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      8 years ago

      You can also find inspirational wall words, wall art and wall quotes at They can also be used on other clean, dry, flat surfaces like mirrors, decorative tiles, and more. The sister company of Christian Wall Words, makes stick people vehicle decals.

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      8 years ago

      Christmas is my favorite time of year and I thought this lens was beautiful. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things and this was a very inspiring lens.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I filled a stemmed goblet with smaller silver balls at Christmas. It looked really elegant. Thanks for all the ideas.

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      8 years ago

      There is something about elegant ornaments in glass bowls that reminds me of my great aunt. I think she had a glass lamp filled with ornaments when I was very small, and these beautiful vases reminded me of those lamps. Nice lens.

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      8 years ago

      I love these decorating ideas, simple but elegant. Very nice lens.

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      9 years ago

      Nice lens! Some remarkable ideas on decoration. Thank you.

      Plz visit my lens on Decorative Glass

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      9 years ago

      Thank you![in reply to divacratus]

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      divacratus 2 

      9 years ago

      I know some friends who love decorating. I will pass on the link to them! Love the cranberries idea...

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Absolutely Beautiful Ideas for Christmas Decorating!

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      9 years ago

      enjoyed your lens very much.

      thank you,


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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Lots of great ideas. 5*

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      9 years ago

      Enjoyed your lens. Like you, I grew up watching the Charlie Brown Christmas and still love it today!

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      Tammy Winand 

      9 years ago from McleodGanj HP India

      I love decorating.


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      Tiddledeewinks LM 

      9 years ago

      I used a glass sundae dish to hold tiny seashells I collected to put in the bathroom.

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I love home design too. some really great ideas here...5*

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      Ruth Coffee 

      9 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I love the glass vases...I have one I use with seashells I collected as a kid.

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      Teddi14 LM 

      9 years ago

      Makes me think of Christmas! :-) Enjoyed the pictures and ideas.

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      9 years ago

      great pics....and great but i think too early for joba donna....

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      sukkran trichy 

      9 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      lovely pictures. as winter52 said, i like this cake plate idea

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      9 years ago

      Now you've got me in the mood for Christmas decorating again... maybe I will actually be early this year!

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      steveffeo lm 

      9 years ago

      Beautiful work, amazing amount of detail on this lens,

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      9 years ago

      Really good lens! 5 stars

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful, spirited designs!! I especially love the candle decorations and tree ornaments :]

      Absolute 5/5 and fave!! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      ckennedy lm 

      9 years ago

      Some terrific decorating ideas - and a great lens!

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      Winter52 LM 

      9 years ago

      I especially liked the cake plate idea... I have one of those lol... and now I know what I can do with it.

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      9 years ago

      You have a wonderful Christmas lens.

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      10 years ago

      Thank you so much, you made my day![in reply to OhMe]

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      10 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I love the designs. Really nice and a very nice lens.


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