Hi, Jackie here from Teal & Lime. This spring I am on a mission to help you uncover your inner decorator (complete with a free Decorating Style Crash Course video series). One of my favorite ways to get in touch with your creative side is with a simple DIY project that will turn out so pretty you will grin from ear to ear every time you see it. I’ve got just such a project for you today.
I feel like I am always scrambling for a pretty vase. I have some nice decorative ceramic vases, which are not the kind I usually put fresh blooms in…they aren’t always suitable for water. When I buy fresh flowers or someone brings me a bouquet, I dig through the kitchen cupboards for a glass vase that came with the last bouquet from the florist. I am sick of plain glass vases. So, I gave one of my go-to glass cylinder vases a fresh, glowing makeover.
Have you seen all the gold and hexagon patterns popping up lately? I for one love both these trends…and think together they are even better!
I love the honeycomb look on accent tables, lamp bases, vases, well pretty much anywhere.
What I don’t like is spending a lot of money on a trend I may not be as fond of in a couple of months. In those cases, I like to spend my time (a little of it) and make something trendy I will love for now without breaking the bank.
Today, I want to show you one of my favorite techniques EVER…gold leafing on glass. I first employed this method to decorate Christmas ornaments and vases for the holidays.
Now I am stepping it up a notch, by introducing pattern…with the help of a stencil.