Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DIY: Gold Dipped Vases

Alright readers! It is time for our favorite DIY project. It might look familiar because we featured it here. This is a budget friendly project that will elevate any tablescape, mantel, entryway, etc.

You will need: 
  • Empty, clean, glass jars/bottles
  • Liquid Leaf 
  • Painter's tape
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Newspaper

Cut a strip of painter's tape and wrap it around your glass jar. If you want your vases to have various heights of gold leaf on each vase, then wrap the tape at various heights on each jar. 

Take you foam paintbrush and begin to paint your jar. You may want to use two coats to eliminate brush strokes. Be sure to paint the bottom of your jar.

Once the liquid leaf is completely dry, slowly peal off your tape. Look at that clean edge! Eek, look at those nails...someone needs a manicure!

I like to do this project in batches.  It works best when you set up an assembly line. The gold paint dries so quickly that by the time you finish painting a dozen jars, you can start to peel off the tape. My husband and I collected glass jars and bottles for several months. One Sunday afternoon, we lined everything up and cranked out about 30 glasses. This project has limitless possibilities and the more you do, the better it looks. 

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