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Wedding DIY candles and gilded fruit decorating

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How to make fantastic Wedding DIY decor.

Wedding DIY candles and gilded fruit decorating.

Wedding DIY Gilded pears add glamor and sparkle in gold, copper or silver centerpieces. And beautiful place card holders.

Wedding DIY gilded pears or other fruits for decorating.

Fresh pears are one of the natural elements that can be used to beautify wedding décor. From centerpieces to elegant place-card holders.

Gilded pears add glamour and sparkle in gold, copper or silver. Pears and candles are earthy yet elegant show pieces that exudes warmth.

These decorating items add a personal touch. And they are simple to make.

Materials.
Pears. Select varieties that exhibit the shapes and colors of your choice.
Gold, silver, or copper leaf sizing. A small craft brush. Soft cloth and wax paper.

Use the wax paper as your working surface. So that nothing sticks to your tabletop. Use the small brush to paint on the sizing glue-like substance. You can cover the pear completely with it or paint on a random pattern.

Allow it to dry completely. Then place a sheet of thin metallic leaf on the surface. Rub it on with a soft cloth. You can rub some areas off for a random covering.

For place-card holders slice off the bottom of the gilded pear to make a flat base. Set it on a paper towel to absorb excess moisture for a couple of hours or overnight. Attach the place-card with a beautiful pin or a twig and some tape.

Gilding supplies are available at craft or art supply stores. They can come in a kit that contains metal leaf and all the tools.

Wedding DIY candles and gilded fruit decorating.

Pretty Wedding DIY decor.

PEARS AND CANDLES.

Materials.
• A clear vase.
• Pears to fill your vase.
• Water.
• Candle.
• Cranberries (optional).
• Ribbon (optional).

Instructions.
1. Fill your vase with the pears and cover them with water.

2. Nestle a candle into the center. Add the cranberries which will float to the top.

3. Place a pear into your vase and add water.

4. Set a candle of the same diameter on top and tie a bow around it.

5. Experiment with small varieties of pears. Such as the Seckel or Forelle. Make a showpiece of a beautiful Bosc pear.
Wedding DIY candles and gilded fruit decorating.
For more wedding DIY decorating ideas visit www.usapears.com.

Seven Safety Tips for Using Candles.

When using candles to decorate keep in mind basic candle safety tips to ensure that your party is a safe one.

When used properly candles can be safe and enjoyable. They can also create the perfect atmosphere. According to the U.S. Fire Association the majority of candle-related fires are the result of human error. Also the result of negligence. The following safety guidelines should always be followed when burning candles.

1. Always keep a burning candle within sight. Never leave candles unattended. Always extinguish all candles before going to sleep.

2. Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Such as drapes or curtains. Bedding. Carpets. Books. Paper. Furniture and flammable decorations.

3. Keep candles out of the reach of children. And pets including their wagging tails.

4. Always read and follow the manufacturers use and safety instructions carefully.

5. Always use a candle holder specifically designed for candle used. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and big enough to collect dripping wax. Never place pillars or any candles directly on furniture. Whether glass or wood.

6. Trim candlewicks to 1/2 inch before lighting or re-lighting. Unless otherwise directed by manufacturer. Long or crooked wicks can cause uneven burning, smoking and dripping.

7. Candles should be placed at least three inches apart. So that they don’t melt one another. Or create their own drafts that will cause them to burn improperly.

Source National Candle Association.

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