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.
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.