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Sand Centerpiece

Light up a table with this sand-and-shell centerpiece.


  • Candle adhesive
  • Sand
  • Shells
  • Candles


  1. Step 1

    Use candle adhesive to secure slender tapers to the bottom of a clear glass vase.

  2. Step 2

    Carefully pour in a few inches of sand, then arrange shells on top.

  3. Step 3

    Besides refracting the candlelight for added ambience, the vase will protect the flames from breeze.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2006