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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.

Materials

  • Nontoxic petal dust, in gold
  • Pears
  • Small paint brush
  • Bowl
  • Basket
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Floral spray, in gold
  • Cedar sprigs
  • Satin ribbon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    Tuck leaves among fruit and sprigs around basket edge. Tie ribbon on handle. Wash pears before eating them.

  3. Step 3

    Tuck leaves among fruit and sprigs around basket edge. Tie ribbon on basket handle. Wash pears before eating.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, Volume 145