Monday, 23 November 2009

Very inexpensive yet very atmospheric DIY Table Decorations

I am indebted to my colleague Dee for this as it is her idea.

These are quite simply clear dishes with sea shells that she had picked up on a visit to the coast placed in their base. These are then covered with water (this magnifies the size and colour) and some tea light candles are then put in the water to float.

Variations on this theme include putting a few drops of food colouring into the water and then pouring a little cooking oil on top, placing a leaf on the oil and the tea light on top, and decorating the area under the bowl with a few autumn leaves.

To get the full effect please double left click on the images, that way you can see the strands of seaweed Dee had laid over the sea shells in one of the settings.