Lighted Holly Theme Centerpiece

Measures 8" x 4.50"

Measures 8" x 4.50"

 

This holiday centerpiece adds more visual impact than most arrangements by incorporating small string lights. The inside of the glass vase is painted white, which allows the lights to shire through without the wire or battery pack inside being visible. The paint also cuts out glare. Wrap it like a package with ribbon and set in in the center of the table for a unique table decoration.

PROTECT AREAS NOT BEING PAINTED FROM OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.

Directions

step 1 - Download and print the stencil on card stock. Cut it out and spray the backside with adhesive. Position the stencil on the glass with the top of the stencil at the closed end (bottom) of the vase.

step 1 - Download and print the stencil on card stock. Cut it out and spray the backside with adhesive. Position the stencil on the glass with the top of the stencil at the closed end (bottom) of the vase.

step 2 - Mask all of the stencil except the holly leaves using painters tape and used paper towels. Airbrush the leaves with green paint and allow to dry. I used a few drops of red paint mixed into the green to create a more Christmas green color.

step 2 - Mask all of the stencil except the holly leaves using painters tape and used paper towels. Airbrush the leaves with green paint and allow to dry. I used a few drops of red paint mixed into the green to create a more Christmas green color.

step 3 - Remove the towels and tape from the covered areas. Now cover only the holly leaves with tape and towels and spray all the stencil openings with red paint. Allow paint to dry. I mixed a few drops of green paint with the red to create a deeper red color.

step 4 - Paint the opposite side of the vase the same way if you want images on both sides. Lay the painted side on paper towels so the finished paint won't get scratched.

step 5 - Airbrush the inside of the vase with flat white paint. Allow to dry completely.

step 6 - Insert batteries into the plastic case and tape the light string battery pack to the center of your ribbon.

step 6 - Insert batteries into the plastic case and tape the light string battery pack to the center of your ribbon.

step 7 - To avoid scratches in the white paint when inserting the light string, cut two pieces of paper the size of the inside vase walls and position them inside. Stuff the lights into the vase and place them as desired. Carefully slide out the paper.

step 8 - Wrap the ribbon around the vase with the battery pack facing inside and the switch close to the outside vase wall. This will make it easy to access the switch when turning the lights on or off.

step 9 - Tie the ribbon in a bow at the top and off center of the vase. Attach gold bass and Christmas tree clippings if you have them.

step 10 - To light the centerpiece, just lift the long edge of the vase and flip the switch.


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Supplies

At Testors.com

  • 9440 White Paint
  • 9451 Green Paint
  • 9446 Red Paint
  • Aztek airbrush

At Amazon

  • Light string - battery operated soft white

At Michaels

  • Spray Mount repositionable adhesive
  • card stock
  • scotch tape
  • red wired ribbon
  • miscellaneous greens
  • 8" x 4.5" glass vase

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