I walked into the home goods section of one of my most frequented stores and was greeted with one of the biggest home decor trends of the year – gold. Gold everything! Gold lamps, gold plates, gold frames – even gold antlers that you hang on the wall. I have to be honest, I love the gold trend! It took everything in me not to buy it all up at the store. Luckily, I looked at the price tag. Those gold jars would make cute vases for my flowers, but not for $24 each.

Coincidentally, I also needed to make a stop by the craft store that day. I figured it was the perfect opportunity to pick up some gold spray paint and do a bit of crafting. Want to bring a touch of gold into your home but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Then read on! Here are three gilded DIY projects that are sure to make your home shine.

Gold Mason Jars

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These are simple! You need just two things: a mason jar and gold spray paint.

Start with a mason jar in any size you’d like. If you’re making several, I’d suggest doing varying sizes of mason jars. You can either paint the entire thing gold or tape out a pattern.

I did one completely gold and one with stripes.

Place your mason jars upside down to be spray painted on the outside.

Let the paint dry completely before you touch them. You don’t want fingerprints on your jar.

Once dried, you can remove the tape (if you taped a pattern), and fill your gold mason jars with pens, flowers, or anything else you need to store.

Gilded Porcelain

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At the store I saw some really cute porcelain trays that had gold patterns on them. So I picked up some small serving trays and a coffee mug, because can you ever have too many cute coffee mugs?

For this project, you’ll need porcelain pieces to draw on and a paint pen.

You’ve probably seen online that you can use a permanent marker to draw on porcelain, and you can! Permanent markers will work, and they won’t wash off after the first few washes, but with continued use, the sharpie will start to fade away. I prefer using Sharpie paint pens as they stay on longer.

First, wash and dry your pieces so you have a clean surface to write on. Then draw whatever pattern you’d like on the porcelain.

When you have finished designing your pieces, bake them in your oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Remove your pieces and let them cool.

Gold-Dipped Letters

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“Dipped” decor has been popping up all over the place! I decided to make a gold-dipped paper mache letter to put on my bookshelf.

All you’ll need is a paper mache letter, any color paint (I used black chalkboard paint) and gold acrylic paint.

First, paint the letter with your colored paint and let it dry.

Paint the bottom half of your letter with the gold, acrylic paint, and let it dry.

When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful, gold-dipped letter!

These three simple projects will have your home glistening with gold in no time! What other ways have you incorporated gold into your home? Let us know in the comment section.

 

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