How to make martini glass centerpieces

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How to make martini glass centerpieces
Use large martini glasses as centrepieces by floating a candle in the middle. (heart in a glass from martinis image by mashe from Fotolia.com)

Create a trendy and chic centrepiece by using martini glasses. These provide the perfect centrepiece for wedding decorations, adult birthday parties and annual celebrations. The martini glass' versatility makes it an easy centrepiece to alter and reuse for your next celebration. Check clearance sales and weekly advertisements for good deals on martini glasses. Plan for the number of martini glasses you'll need and negotiate a price if buying in bulk.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Candles
  • Flowers and flower petals
  • Martini glasses of various sizes
  • Vase gems
  • Candy and sweet treats
  • Floral foam
  • Material
  • Plastic bags
  • Confetti and decorative filler
  • Lights and ice cube lights
  • Gel candles with embeds
  • Glass balls

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Float candles and flower petals. Place martini glasses in the centre of the table, fill them with water and float candles and flower petals in them. Consider using coloured water for extra affects. Use oversized martini glasses in order to place several candles in the martini glass. Place vase gems in the bottom of the martini glass for extra colour and sparkle.

  2. 2

    Fill with candy or other sweet treats. Think about using various sizes of martini glasses to create a staggered look. Choose the guest of honor's favourite candies and sweet treats to fill the glasses. These make great snacks for guests as well.

  3. 3

    Create a floral arrangement. Select oversized martini glasses and create a floral arrangement to match the decor of your party. Use pieces of floral foam to hold the flowers in place. Hide the "makings" of the floral arrangement by lining the glass with material to match the decor Set the floral foam block inside a plastic bag to protect the material. Be creative, there are several inexpensive ways to hide the floral arrangement makings.

  4. 4

    Use lights and decorative filler. Place ice cube lights in the martini glass with decorative filler. These add sparkle and shine to your martini glasses. Try using other materials that are small, shiny and translucent with the ice cube lights. Float the ice cube lights in water to make your glasses look like giant martinis.

  5. 5

    Make gel candles. Create gel candles in martini glasses as your centrepieces. Select colours to match the decor An easy craft project to do at home, gel candles make nice favours for the guests. Consider placing embeds within the gel candles, representing your event's theme. Many local craft stores sell basic gel candle kits or you can purchase them online.

  6. 6

    Fill with glass balls. Use small Christmas glass balls to create a martini glass centrepiece. Mix lights and glass balls to create a simple and inexpensive shine to your centrepiece. Place small votive candles next to the martini glasses and dim the lights for a romantic effect.

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