Holiday Centerpiece: Gilded Pear Basket
Gold-painted pears look straight out of a fairy tale on your Christmas table. This gold dust, however, isn't magic -- it's available at baking supply stores. Magnolia leaves are also transformed with gold floral paint.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, Volume 145
- Nontoxic petal dust, in gold
- Small paint brush
- Magnolia leaves
- Floral spray, in gold
- Cedar sprigs
- Satin ribbon
Step 1 of 3
Handle the fruit by the stem. Place petal dust in bowl; apply to fruit with brush. Place in basket; touch up. Coat shiny side of leaves with floral spray; let dry.
Step 2 of 3
Tuck leaves among fruit and sprigs around basket edge. Tie ribbon on handle. Wash pears before eating them.
Step 3 of 3
Tuck leaves among fruit and sprigs around basket edge. Tie ribbon on basket handle. Wash pears before eating.