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Make your home sparkle this Christmas with these silver decorative accents.
Not all presents have to be given away. This brightly packaged gift makes the perfect decoration for a side table. Fill a clear plastic gift box with silver, blue, and green ornaments. Wrap the present with a light blue bow. Place the box on a silver platter and scatter small ornaments around the base of the present.
This table topper is a modern approach to the classic poinsettia plant. Cut off the head of a poinsettia flower, leaving 1 inch of the stem intact. Stick the flower in a silver ball ornament. Set the ornament on top of a small metal pot. Group flowers together and surround with evergreen for a classy decoration.
This simple and stylish picture frame adds a touch of shimmer to a bare wall. Mount a white picture frame without the glass on the wall with a nail. Tie a silver ornament to the nail with a white lacey ribbon so it hangs in the center of the frame. Hang a big bow above the frame to draw attention.
Fast and fabulous: Create a glamorous wreath by hot-gluing sparkling buttons to a slender 9-inch wreath form. Top with a silver bow and hang from a mantel or door.
Make candleholders that reflect your sparkling personality. Coat juice glasses with clear crafts glue, then roll the glasses in clear glitter. Attach silver trim around the rim and finish with faux gems.
Wrap your tree with layers of white and silver garland to make it look beautifully preserved in a layer of ice. A tree with sparse branches offers more room for sparkle. Twinkling lights and frosted ornaments give off a soft glow. You also can frost the tips of the branches with spray snow or silver spray paint.
Instantly turn a simple silver platter into a classy holiday decoration by laying poinsettia leaves and flowers on the tray.
Make acorns sparkle with silver paint and glitter. Paint the top or bottom of each acorn, then sprinkle with silver glitter while the paint is still wet. Plant acorns among decorative soaps for a beautiful addition to a bathroom counter or with pinecones for a natural display.
Place a long mirror along the center of the table. Top the mirror with evergreen sprigs, pinecones, candles, and small red plastic jewels for an eye-catching centerpiece. Just don't crowd the mirror -- it will reflect whatever you put on it, making it look twice as full.
For an instant centerpiece, group silver candlesticks of all sizes. For a burst of color among the shimmer, perch a brilliant red pomegranate on a pedestal candlestick.
Make over a wood serving tray with silver spray paint, ribbon, and crystal hardware knobs as feet. Use it at your holiday parties to serve hors d'oeuvres, nuts, and drinks.