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Christmas candle holder

Create this fabulous gold centrepiece for a Christmas dinner table with a little bit of help from Resene.

Resene art with Mark Rayner - Project 46

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Blu-tack, paintbrush, pinecones, shallow glass bowl, stiff-bristled brush, three gold candles, red tinsel, Resene Aquaclear gloss, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpots of Resene Bullion and Resene Porsche.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Koromiko.

Other ideas: Try a stunning cool silver/blue combination using Resene Scotty Silver over a basecoat of Resene Heather.

Step 1
Step one
Using a stiff-bristled brush, clean off any dirt and dust from the pinecones.
Step 2
Step two
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the pinecones and allow two hours to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply one coat of Resene Porsche to the pinecones and allow two hours to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Bullion to the pinecones and allow two hours to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Apply a second coat of Resene Bullion to the pinecones and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Aquaclear to the pinecones, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Stick the candles to the base of the glass bowl with blu-tack and arrange the pinecones around the base, as shown.
Step 8
Step eight
Arrange the tinsel around the edge of the glass bowl, as shown.

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