Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DIY Gold Plated Glass Decor

My big jewelry show is a week and one day away! I have been busy creating new designs but one of my biggest focuses has been on my display. I knew I wanted to have an antique theme and have gone on several antique adventures to find the perfect pieces. I'm so excited to share my final display with you but today, I have a fun and easy DIY!

Today, I'm going to show you how to make stunning Gold Plated Glass out of plain glasses and jars that you either have laying around or can find at any antique store, thrift shop, or swap meet!

I mocked up some of the glass items to figure out which colors I'd want to paint which color. [Note: There will be a Part Two to this. I'll show you how to easily turn glass vases into any color you want using acrylic paint!]

Here's what you'll need to make your Gold Plated Glass:

+ Any forms of glass bottles, jars, bowls, etc. (I found the vintage sundae bowl at Goodwill and found the bottle at the swap meet.)
+ Gold Plated Metallic Spray Paint (I picked a Krylon Premium fast-drying spray paint from Michael's)

Here's how you do it:

+ Find a well-ventilated area to set up.
+ Cover your surface to protect it from any additional paint.
+ Hold the can about a foot away from the glass and in slow motions back and forth, apply thin coats until the entire glass is covered. Keywords: Thin coats.
+ Allow the glasses to sit for however long your directions recommend (Mine said to wait 10-15 minutes but really they were dry in almost 5!)

And that's it! This was honestly one of the quickest and easiest DIY projects I've done. A little spray paint went a long way and now I have a bunch left over for more glasses and jars! Let me know if you try this out :)

I can't wait to show you how I end up styling these with my After Sunset jewelry! I'm very excited to see the final outcome on the night of the show. Happy DIYing!


The Pink Growl said...

I love this!

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados and the Bay said...

Love it! So awesome that it was easy too :)

Chelsea said...

Love this! Such a great idea!

Ash said...

this is why we are friends: we like to make anything and everything better by painting that shit gold (: