Holidays & Entertaining

Spray Your Way to a Festive Holiday Centerpiece

(NC)— If you think a dazzling holiday centrepiece has to cost a lot, think again.  You can easily make your holiday tables sparkle this season with a few simple and inexpensive spray paint projects, like these from Krylon, a leader in this field:

Wine and Dine Lights

Create an ambient glow with leftover libations.  All you’ll need is a few wine bottles (empty, cleaned, and with the labels removed), plus Krylon Frosted Glass Finish and Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive spray, a string of holiday lights, holiday-themed stencils, and masking tape.

To start, simply spray the back of the stencils with Easy Tack and adhere to each of the bottles.  Then spray the bottles with the Frosted Glass Finish according to manufacturer’s instructions.  When dry, remove the stencils.  Next, feed the lights into each bottle allowing enough cord to reach all of the bottles and reach an electrical outlet.  Plug in and voila.

Shimmery Votives and Vases

Everyone has an assortment of plain, glass jars, votives or glasses around their home.  So why not turn these misfits into a masterpiece?  All you’ll need are rubber bands in varied thicknesses, votive candles for each piece and Krylon Premium Metallic spray paint in your favourite metallic finish.

To start, clean and dry each glass piece.  Next, place the rubber bands in unique patterns around the outside of the glasses – being sure not to overlap them.  Spray the outside of each piece with the metallic spray paint, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  Once dry, carefully remove the rubber bands, add the votive candle to each and arrange in the centre of your table.  For added flair, paint a matching or coordinating platter to hold the jars – or even tie satin ribbons around each glass piece.

Soon you’ll have a festive holiday table that you can feel proud that you did it yourself.  More project ideas can be found online at

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