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Golden Christmas Globes

To create a soft glow -- especially desirable around the dining table -- we put LED votives inside these "snow globes," which are white pendant-light fixtures, in three sizes, that we covered with clear shard glitter.

Photography: Ryan Liebe

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015

materials

  • Globe shade, 6, 8, or 10 inches (White acrylic globe, 10", $23; and handblown gloss white globe, 6" and 8", from $8.50, by Westinghouse, homedepot.com)

  • Plastic tray

  • Foam brush

  • Glitter (Diamond Dust, by FloraCraft, $9 for 14 oz., michaels.com)

  • Gold spray paint (optional)

  • Biscuit cutter, 3½ or 4½ inches (from $6.50, amazon.com)

  • LED votive

steps

  1. Place globe shade on tray. Using foam brush, cover half of globe with glitter glue, then sprinkle with glitter. Repeat on second half. Let dry, 1 hour.

  2. Repeat step 1; let dry, 1 hour. Using paintbrush, brush off excess glitter.

  3. In a well-ventilated area, spray biscuit cutter with spray paint, if desired. Let dry, 2 hours.

  4. Place LED candle in center of biscuit cutter, with globe on top (10- and 8-inch globes on 4½-inch cutters, 6-inch globes on 3½-inch cutters).

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