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Gold and Silver Holiday Decor

This season, metallics shine on plates, goblets, and everything glamorous for the table.

By Maria McBride and Wendy Manwarren

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Golden Opportunity
Wendell T. Webber
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Golden Opportunity

Dress up ordinary glass vases with glamorous gilt and candlelight.

Here's how: Spritz the exterior of each vase with adhesive spray. Apply a sheet of metallic leaf over the tacky surface, allowing three to four sheets for each vase. Burnish the metal leaf to the sticky surface by smoothing with your thumb before sealing with a clear coat of matte lacquer spray. Fill each vase with water; add a floating candle and light.

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