Lighted Irridescent "Ice"
Arrangement or Centerpiece
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A clever and
creative way to create a striking focal point arrangement for the
mantel, or centerpiece for the dining table. The effect is one of
shimmering ice. A clear vase is stuffed with crumpled iridescent
mylar film, and tiny battery operated twinkle lights are nestled into
the crumpled film to turn the entire arrangement aglow.
The rectangular or
cube shaped clear vases that are so popular right now are a favorite
choice for this type of arrangement, because their shape really lends
well to the block of ice effect. But you can use any clear vase to
acheive slightly different results.
film is available in sheets or by the roll in party supply stores,
craft shops, and floral supply houses. It is a transparent film,
often used for gift basket wrap. When the light catches it, the
iridescent quality causes it to shimmer and cast out opalescent
colors. Very pretty!
Clear vase in the
shape and style of your choice (rectangular, cubed, cylindrical,
bubble vase, or traditional)
Irridescent Mylar film
String of battery
operated mini-lights (white cord, clear lights)
What to Do:
the iridescent mylar film, and stuff it into the vase to loosely fill
it. Place the mini lights into the vase, nestling the lights into the
crumpled mylar. Distribute the lights evening through the
arrangement. Simply turn on the string of lights when you are ready
to enjoy the pretty glow. Use as a table centerpiece, an accent for
the buffet table, or a pretty arrangement for the mantel.
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