Create An Easter Candy Centerpiece

For spring and Easter this year, I wanted to try the simple craft of a candy-filled vase.  Florists have used the 2 vase technique for years.  Get a clear glass vase that is wide and tall enough to hold a smaller vase.  Then fill the area between the 2 glass walls with candy.  You can use jelly beans, candy corn in fall, or pastel mints for Easter and spring.  I bought a simple glass vase and pastel mints at Dollar Tree.  I added a plastic glass for the insert.







You can layer the candy by color if you so desire.  First separate mints by color.  If your smaller vase is short, do a layer of candy before inserting vase.










I like the look of the layers, but I prefer a mix of pastels for spring.







I found a simple bouquet of tulips.  They are white edged with pink.  I cut the tulips and arranged them in the glass of water.  Really you could use faux flowers for a seasonal display that doesn’t change for several months.  Today I’m using a vintage table scarf for my dining table; it was my mother’s and was originally purchased about 1960.  I like to pull it out occasionally and use it on real wood.  The white cotton pops against the brown grain.







To complete the centerpiece, I added a thrift  store spring figurine of a rabbit and duck with a few pastel mints.












I love the look!






It’s very easy to make too.




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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

18 thoughts to “Create An Easter Candy Centerpiece”

  1. So pretty! I love the idea of a candy centerpiece. You can adapt it to other holidays too, like candy corn for Halloween. Your table runner is beautiful. It DOES pop next to the dark wood.

    1. it’s a fun and eeasy craft with beautiful results – look forward to seeing your interpretation.

  2. I so agree Carol, it does make for a beautiful display. Thanks for bringing back an old memory of mine. I guess it’s time for me to dig out some of my many vases; I use the shorter- square vases A Lot for table decorations throughout the year.
    I have done this before…………many years ago but only at Christmas and for a birthday. This project is also great for making small centerpieces for a baby shower.
    Enjoy your day & have a better day tomorrow.
    Stay safe; Stay healthy

    1. I can just imagine the vases for birthdays and a baby shower – so many wonderful ways to use the vases!

  3. This is so pretty! I love the pastel colors. (I’d probably eat too much of the candy when I was filling the vase . . . ) Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

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