Ever since I found my dough bowl last summer, I’ve enjoyed filling it with something new for each season. Right now, it’s filled with hearts and some red fabric balls. I’ve filled the bowl with everything from fruit, to pine cones, to flowers and more. I thought it would be fun to do a quick round-up of seasonal ideas for bowl filler. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a lot more than the ones below. Mine is relatively small so it’s not hard to find too much to fill it up so I probably change it monthly.
Do you have any vessels that you change out for each season?
As you recently saw in the dining room, I used some faux branches from Hobby Lobby after Christmas, along with some mercury glass ornaments. Since the branches were so full, I only needed two to fill up the bowl.
Red, White & Blue
For the 4th, I used some old tennis balls and wrapped them in various red, white and blue remnant fabric and ribbon. This is one of my favorites, mainly because I finally found a use for the old tennis balls!
Wine Corks & Pine Cones
For our fall tablescape, I used some of my spray painted pine cones and wine corks for a casual, autumn vibe. The wood flowers played off the mums in the copper vases.
And of course, for Christmas, I used lots of ornaments! I added a strand of twinkle lights, along with a cute little Santa sitting on the edge of the bowl.
Lanterns & Natural Elements
The amber lanterns are Michael’s purchases and they fit perfectly in the dough bowl (you also see them in the fall tablescape above). Around the lanterns, I added some of the natural orbs I use as bowl filler in vases, pitchers, etc.
As you can see, these are all super simple and easy to do. It’s fun to stretch my creativity and come up with something new each month.