Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DIY // Gilded & Glass Etched Jars

What You Need: 
Various Glass Containers (I bought mine at the dollar store)
Gold Spray Paint
Painters Tape
Plastic Wrap

Gold Polka Dots: 
Dip your Q-Tip in the gold paint and gently make polka dots on the glass. I would do one side at a time or else the paint might run. I waited 10 minutes for every side. Once your last side has set, you can place right side up and let the paint fully dry. 

Glass Etched Dots: 
Using the same technique as the gold make your polka dot pattern. The cream doesn't run as much as the paint, so be generous with your Q-Tip. Make sure to wear gloves as this stuff isn't super nice to your skin. Once your dots are all done, let the cream site for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water and enjoy!

Gold Dipped: 
This one is the easiest of the 3. Simply tape off the bottom area that you want to be gold (the top would even be pretty) and cover the "non paintable" area with plastic wrap. Make sure you have the edge sealed tightly to the glass to avoid the paint running where you don't want it. Place upside down and cover with 3 coats, allowing for the paint to dry several minutes between coats. Once dry, remove tape and plastic wrap. You can use a knife to clean up any runs.

What do you guys think? Will you be tackling this project at home for some simple home decor? I can't wait to use them for my Valentines table setting I'm working on. They just look so classy to me!



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