Holly Jolly Centerpiece – Holiday Decor #12MonthsofMartha

My parents have beautiful circle shaped glass that they were uncertain what to do with. They have been saving them because they knew that they could be used for something. When I showed my mother the Martha Stewart Holiday Icons stencil I had, she asked if we could use one of the shapes to decorate one of her glass pieces. Of course I said yes.

Holly Jolly Centerpiece - holiday decor

Holly Jolly Centerpiece

– Glass (whatever shape you choose)
– Wood base to hold the glass upwards
– Holly stencil from Martha Stewart Crafts Holiday Icon Stencils.
– Glass patterning tape
– Fine Glitter Glass Paint – Garnet
Glass Paint – Sweetgrass
–  Glitter – Garnet
–  Glitter – Peridot
Wood Stain – Espresso
– Soft cloth

Martha Stewart Crafts Supplies

Step 1: Position the stencil onto your clean glass surface. Once positioned where you would like it, use glass patterning tape to secure the stencil onto the surface.
How to apply a stencil onto glass

Step 2: Use a dauber to dab the Sweetgrass glass paint inside the holly leaves.
Apply paint onto glass
Step 3: While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the Peridot glitter onto the leaves.
Apply glitter onto the holly leaves

Step 4: Once the leaves are dry, you can start working on the holly berries. Use the dauber to dab the Garnet glass paint onto the berries.
Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint

Step 5: While the berries are still wet, sprinkle Garnet glitter.
Glittered Holly Berries

Step 6: Once you are finished with the paint and glitter, you can remove the stencil from the surface.
How to remove a stencil from glass

Step 7: Now it’s time to work on the wood base. (Hopefully you can make yourself a base or have someone who can.) With a soft cloth apply wood stain onto the base. We applied one thin coat.
How to apply wood stain onto wood

Step 8: Once the base is dry, place your painted glass piece inside, decorate it and then you are finished! :)

Holly Jolly Centerpiece

So, what do you think? Isn’t it pretty? I LOVE how it turned out!
Maybe I should ask my parents for one of their glass pieces so that I can make one for myself too?

Hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!


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Disclosure: Martha Stewart Crafts sent me supplies in order to create this project. The opinions in this post are 100% my own.


  1. says

    Whooa! It looks SO great Christine! You’ve really upstyled your mothers lovely plates in such a genius way and love the wood base too. It really look so easy with the process with the stencils and the glass paint, and glitter? Spot on, you rock on Christine. Thank you so much for sharing this is definitely a PIN:-) Have a lovely day! Big hug, Mette

  2. JaneEllen says

    You are a whiz making such cute and easy projects. Love them all. Enjoying your blog very much. Your family must love what you make for them and your home. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, healthy and happy Christmas. Happy days