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Fire and Water

This illuminating centerpiece uses two vases -- one placed inside the other -- to create the illusion that a lit candle sits underwater. 

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2007


  • Larger glass vase

  • Smaller glass vase

  • Floral adhesive

  • Food coloring


  1. Place a glass vase inside another that is slightly larger (secure them with floral adhesive), and then pour tinted water in between them.

  2. For added light play, make a series of these centerpieces in different shades of the same hue (a few extra drops of food coloring will yield the desired contrast).

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