Hey there, Sweet Friends, today on the blog I will be sharing with you, “How to Gild Ornaments in 3 Easy Steps!”
Gilding ornaments is super easy and fun!
Gilding can be done on any surface. You can gild on hardware, glass, metal, plastic and even fabric. You can read about gilding on a post that I have here.
Gilded ornaments add the perfect touch to a Christmas Tree.
This year, I purchased a faux Christmas Tree with lights from Michael’s Arts and Crafts for a great price. It has strands of colored lights and I thought that copper gilded ornaments would complete the tree and my bedroom decor well. I can’t wait to show you how I am “enjoying the bragging rights!”
Today, I will show you “How to Gild Ornaments in 3 easy steps?”
These are the items that you will need in order to Gild Ornaments.
- Plastic ornaments (round of sphere) from Michael’s Arts and Crafts. I purchased mine here. Don’t forget to use your coupon!
- Gilding size from A Maker’s Studio here is the link.
- Copper leaf from A Maker’s Studio here is the link.
- Foam brush from A Maker’s Studio here is the link.
- Chip brush from A Maker’s Studio here is the link.
How to Gild in 3 Easy Steps.
- Apply gilding size to ornament and wait for size to come to tack Approximately 10 minutes.
- Apply leaf to ornament and then burnish to the ornament. Burnish means to take the tissue paper in the leaf booklet and rub it so the leaf adhere’s to the ornament.
- Use chip brush to wipe away excess leaf.
This year, it will be so nice to wake up to my Gilded Christmas Tree in my bedroom. It will be a sign of inspiration and hope for my business in the year ahead.
If you are not busy this weekend and live in Northern California, please visit me at my space in Redwood City, 615 Woodside Road, Suite 3. I will be there on Saturday, November 24th from 10-12noon. Just look for the black and white balloons on Woodside Road.
I am still burnishing ornaments and will be revealing my tree soon.
If you’d like to watch the video on how to Gild ornaments you can go to my You Tube channel and watch it. Just search on Create With Cynthia or Cynthia Nessel. You can also watch it here.
Thanks for reading, Sweet Friends, I hope you’ll leave a comment so I know you stopped by.