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Project

Sparkling Valentine's Day Centerpiece

The roses in Alice in Wonderland were painted red, but you can jazz up yours with a shiny coating of glitter.

Introduction

Cover the entire flower or just the edges of the petals. Either way, the blossoms will be dazzling -- especially by candlelight. For a sophisticated look, choose glitter in a shade that closely matches the petals of the rose.

Tip: Work on a protected surface, and place glitter in a baking cup for ready access. After glittering, stand stems in a vase of water to let glue dry before arranging.

Materials

  • 3-ounce plastic spray bottle
  • Craft glue with applicator tip
  • Roses
  • Glitter
  • Plastic spoon

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Fill spray bottle with water, and add 4 or 5 squirts of glue. Shake to combine.

  2. Step 2

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    Working with 1 rose at a time, hold bottle 8 inches from top of flower, and spritz 3 or 4 times with water-glue mixture to coat.

  3. Step 3

    Using spoon, sprinkle glitter over rose. Gently shake off excess, and let dry.

  4. Step 4

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    Run a line of glue around top of 4 petals; avoid undersides.

  5. Step 5

    Using spoon, sprinkle glitter over rose. Gently shake off excess, and let dry.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat to cover all petal edges, leaving center petals uncoated.