How to Decorate With Crystal Bowls

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How to Decorate With Crystal Bowls
Use an opulent crystal bowl as a creative table centrepiece. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

If you have a vintage crystal bowl tucked away in a closet, dust it off and put it to work as home decor Sparkling etched or hand-cut crystal bowls will light up any dinner party table. Create an eye-catching floating candle display using an elegant crystal bowl and a few colourful decor pieces. The candle light will bounce off the crystal bowl, creating a shimmering gemlike effect. Place the candle-filled bowl in the middle of the table as a centrepiece.

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Things you need

  • Pedestal-style crystal bowl
  • Decorative gems or beads
  • Distilled water
  • Tea lights
  • Floating glass candle holders
  • Match or lighter
  • Real or artificial rose petals (optional)

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    Fill the bottom of a pedestal-style crystal bowl with decorative items to reflect the party or home decor theme and add a pop of colour. Choose a red and green glass gems for a Christmas party, or pink and green gems for a garden-themed soirée. Use shiny silver or gold beads to create a celebratory look.

  2. 2

    Fill the crystal bowl with distilled water to minimise bubbles. Allow a 1-inch space at the top of the bowl.

  3. 3

    Place tea light candles in floating glass candle holders. Choose candle colours to coordinate with the glass gems or beads. Use three or more candles and holders, depending on the size of the crystal bowl.

  4. 4

    Light the candles with a match or lighter. Set the floating candles on the top of the water and allow them to glide across the surface.

  5. 5

    Accent the look with real or artificial rose petals as a soft, romantic look for wedding anniversary or Valentine's Day parties.

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