Elegant DIY Holiday Centerpiece

CenterpieceAdd a DIY touch to your holiday table with this easy-to-make DIY holiday centerpiece. Thanks to beautiful metallic finishes, inexpensive and second-hand finds are quickly transformed into a glistening and glamorous centerpiece.

Project Time: A weekend

Skill Level: (1-5) 2

Materials List:

  • Krylon® ColorMaster™ Primer in white
  • Krylon® – Brushed Metallic Satin Nickel
  • Krylon® – Glitter Blast™ – Silver
  • Krylon® Looking Glass® Mirror-Like Paint
  • Krylon® – Frosted Glass Finish
  • Krylon® – Gold Foil metallic
  • Krylon® – Sterling Silver
  • Krylon® – Metallic Brilliant Silver
  • Krylon® – Shimmer Metallic Silver
  • Krylon® – Shimmer Metallic Gold
  • Krylon® – Shimmer Metallic Black
  • Krylon® – ColorMaster™ Sea Glass

General Supplies:

  • 2 Small glass candlesticks from local craft store
  • 2 Large glass candlesticks from local discount store
  • 2 Brass candlesticks from thrift shop
  • Small brass candlestick from thrift shop
  • Alcohol and lint free cloth
  • 00 steel wool
  • Square ceramic tray from discount store
  • 10×10 frame with glass from craft store
  • 1/4″ Foil tape
  • Small metallic birds from local craft store
  • Glass Christmas ornaments from the craft store (small and large)

Instructions:

Candlesticks 1 and 2

  • Wipe candlesticks with alcohol
  • Spray with ColorMaster Primer
  • Spray with Brushed Metallic Satin Nickel. Let dry.
  • Spray with Glitter Blast Silver

Candlestick 3

  • Wipe candlestick with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with gold foil metallic.

Candlestick 4

  • Wipe candlestick with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with gold foil metallic

Candlestick 5

  • Lightly scuff the surface of the candlestick with steel wool
  • Wipe candlestick with alcohol and lint free cloth
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with Shimmer Metallic Gold

Candlestick 6

  • Lightly scuff the surface of the candlestick with steel wool
  • Wipe candlestick with alcohol and lint free cloth
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with Metallic Brilliant Silver

Candlestick 7

  • Lightly scuff the surface of the candlestick with steel wool
  • Wipe candlestick with alcohol and lint free cloth
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with Metallic Brilliant Gold

Tray

  • Wash with Dawn dish liquid to remove dirt and oil. Scrape off any labels or stickers.
  • Wipe all surfaces with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer
  • Spray with Krylon Black Shimmer Metallic

Glass Insert

  • Wash with Dawn dish liquid to remove dirt and oil. Scrape off any labels or stickers.
  • Wipe all surfaces with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon Looking Glass Spray in several very light coats.
  • Adhere 1/4″ foil tape around edges of the glass to protect fingers and the surface of the tray.

Bird Accents

  • Wipe birds with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with Krylon Color Master Sea Glass

Glass Orbs Large

  • Wipe ornaments with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with Shimmer Metallic Gold and Shimmer Metallic Silver

Glass Orbs Medium

  • Wipe ornaments with alcohol
  • Spray with Krylon ColorMaster Primer. Let dry.
  • Spray with Frosted Glass and Glitter Blast Silver

Put it all together: Set the glass insert into the tray and fill with decorative items as desired.

Designer Tip:

For previously used candlesticks: If the candlestick has wax on it place it in the freezer for an hour or so to freeze the wax. Remove frozen wax with fingers or dull scraping tool.

To paint glass ornaments wrap several blocks of floral foam with newspaper. Insert wooden skewers into the foam, remove hanger from ornament and place ornament onto the wooden skewer upside down. This will allow you to paint 6 ornaments at a time and suspend them for drying.

 

Designed by Vicki O’Dell

Written by Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends

Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You’ll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you’ve always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada’s best places to shop.

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Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You'll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you've always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada's best places to shop.

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