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Sparkling Centerpiece

A sparkling centerpiece is a great way to enhance a flower arrangement or candles on your beautifully set table. It's a Good Thing.




  • Glass, cut to size
  • Mirror
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sea sponge
  • Diluted black paint
  • Diluted gray-brown paint
  • Candles and flowers
  • Basecoat mirror paint


  1. Step 1

    Have restoration glass cut the size of your frame.

  2. Step 2

    Dip paintbrush in diluted black paint.

  3. Step 3

    Using another brush, knock together over mirror to get splatter spots on glass and let dry.

  4. Step 4

    Dip a dry sea sponge into diluted gray-brown paint.

  5. Step 5

    Dab sponge on glass lightly in random clusters; let dry.

  6. Step 6

    Place glass in cardboard box. Spray basecoat mirror paint until glass is completely covered. Let dry.

  7. Step 7

    Place candles and flowers on top.

The Martha Stewart Show, May 2008



Reviews (4)

  • dharmagal 22 May, 2008

    The name of the paint that is made by Krylon is Looking Glass. The new video is online now. Go to Tuesdays show. There are a total of 8 segments. which are displayed on two pages. Click on the appropriate video and enjoy. I am off to find some mirrors. Would make a nice hostess gift with a vase of flowers. Unique gift.

  • dharmagal 21 May, 2008

    I forgot to say that in a few days you can watch the segment on the website. There is a time delay of two or three days until the webmaster can up load the info.

  • dharmagal 21 May, 2008

    The Resource for the paint is made by Krylon- basecoat mirror paint. Love the idea. I am on the hunt for some old mirrors. Thrift shop might be the best solution.

  • jefferyatlga 21 May, 2008

    I watched this on the show today, LOVED it But, there is a step missing on,,,, what is the spray paint used to make it look like old mirror?
    (she put the glass in your spray box after doing the 1-5 steps) thanks you