Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Lighting the New Year

I'll share more photos of our wintry dining room tablescape tomorrow, but first wanted to share this easy idea for adding sparkle to holiday candles. I loved this idea on It's the Little Things That Make a House a Home and knew it would be a great way to fill the dining room with light at our New Year's Day brunch. To make these, simply use a sponge brush to coat candles with Mod Podge, and roll the wet candles in a tray of Epsom salts.

Since my children -- like me -- seem to thrive on creative projects, I let my boys (ages 8 and 10) make these candles as a reward for accomplishing some of the less enjoyable tasks on their to-do lists. With no assistance from me at all, the candles turned out great and looked so lovely on the table! At the party I pointed them out to a couple of schoolteachers, and we all agreed this would be a great classroom craft for their elementary-aged students to make for their parents.

Tomorrow, more wintertime sparkle!


Jeanette said...

That sounds easy. It sure looks pretty. I am going to try it, I really am!

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Elise said...

loving the idea of a wintry tablescape - only wish I had the time to whip it up let alone photograph it ! Thank goodness for you Melissa. Happy New Year

BECKY said...

What a great idea! With all of the Christmas decorations down a wintry look would be fun! I also love your New Year's wreath! It's so cheery and colorful!!
Have a happee Wednesday!

Sarah said...

That's awesome! I love it.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are gorgeous, what a great idea! I'll have to remember that one!

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Karla said...

Your candles look gorgeous, Melissa! I'm so glad that you made them - they really are that easy! :)

Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog! I appreciate it! I have a feeling yours is going to be one of my favorites, as well!

~Karla @ It's The Little Things...

Nishant said...

It sure looks pretty

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