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Lustrous-Light Candleholders

Give some sparkle to your flame.

Photography: Kate Mathis

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015

materials

  • Balloon

  • Fine glitter (in White Gold, $5 for 1.5 oz., by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com)

  • Découpage medium (Découpage matte surface, 8 oz. by Martha Stewart Crafts, $10, plaidonline.com)

  • Paintbrushes

  • Tinsel glitter (optional, 12 pack, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $12.50, amazon.com)

  • Craft paint and brush (all-surface paint, from $2 for 2 oz., by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com)

steps

  1. Blow up balloon to desired size.

  2. In a bowl, mix equal parts fine glitter and découpage medium (2 tablespoons of each covers one large or two smaller balloons). With a brush, apply a generous coating of mixture to top half of balloon. While still wet, sprinkle on tinsel glitter. Set dry half in another bowl; let dry overnight.

  3. Pop balloon with a pin; discard.

  4. If desired, paint inside of holder. Let dry.

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