Your­self! CRE­ATE IT

Bring Tammy Damore’s ele­gant hol­i­day style into your rooms with a bright boxwood charger or a tree filled with gor­geous or­na­ments.

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

SUP­PLY TIP

Find crushed mir­ror- glass pieces in the flo­ral or wed­ding depart­ment of crafts stores.

GO FOR THE GOLD

Ele­gant gold flat­ware is per­fect for spe­cial hol­i­day din­ners.

Chic & Shiny Or­na­ments

These or­na­ments will make your tree sparkle this year. For the faux mer­cury-glass or­na­ment, mix equal parts white vine­gar and water in a fine-mist spray bot­tle. Spray two to three light bursts of Kry­lon Look­ing Glass paint in­side a clear glass or­na­ment. Turn the or­na­ment to spread the paint over the in­side sur­face. Fol­low with a sin­gle spray of the vine­gar-and-water so­lu­tion. Let the paint dry and then pour out the ex­cess water. Re­peat the process to add lay­ers of paint un­til you reach the de­sired cov­er­age. For the crushed-mir­ror or­na­ment, fill a clear glass or­na­ment half to two-thirds full with crushed mir­ror-glass pieces. Seal each or­na­ment top to the base with a glass-to- metal ad­he­sive or hot glue.

Boxwood Charger with Nap­kin Tag

Add el­e­gance to each of your hol­i­day place set­tings with a gold-flecked boxwood charger and match­ing nap­kin ac­cent. Choose a pre­served boxwood wreath in the ap­pro­pri­ate size for your din­ner plates. Clip two to three sprigs from the un­der­side of the wreath. Wire the cut ends to­gether and dry brush with metal­lic gold acrylic paint. Lightly dry brush the wreath with gold paint as well. Let dry. Stack your plates atop the wreath. Place gold flat­ware on top of a folded nap­kin and tie up with a sim­ple rib­bon. Se­cure the gold- brushed boxwood sprigs to a pre­made tag and at­tach the tag to the rib­bon bow.

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