Magazine article Sunset

Glimmer Glass

Magazine article Sunset

Glimmer Glass

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Add some shimmer to votive candleholders for outdoor entertaining

Want to dazzle your guests by literally going the extra yard this summer? A yard of fine wire (available at craft stores) or colorful ribbon is all you'll need to embellish a few glass candleholders for entertaining. Or you can decorate the plain glass with a strip of pretty paper. The tricks: match the trims to the size and shape of the candleholders, and use a clear-drying glue.

Straight-sided glass works best for paper and ribbon trims; they can be glued directly to it and will stay in place. The more uneven the surface of the container, the more difficult it is to get the trim to adhere.

Coiled wire works well with an unevenly shaped candleholder, especially if you place a brightly colored candle inside. Use pliers or tweezers to coil the wire into interesting shapes. You can tuck the ends of the wire over the rim of the container to anchor your creation. …

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