I love wine. I love wine a lot. And being a wine aficionado, I end up with a lot of corks, that I’ve been saving up for some sort of project to stand out to me. And it did! I decided to make a cork-covered letter as a little decor piece for my wedding. It was really simple, and like I said, I had a lot of corks…
I started out with a wooden letter “L” since that will be my new initial. You can get these at any craft store, or be like me and skip that step by ordering right from Amazon. And then you simple glue the corks on end until you cover it all up! Ta-da! There you have it! I used Elmer’s Craft Bond tacky glue, and it seems to be holding strong. I think it’ll add a nice little something to the decor.
Well the wedding countdown is on, and it’s finally time for some crafting! The colors are ivory, navy and gold. I decided to pull in the gold on some vases I’ve thrifted to be the tablescapes on my family-style table set-up. I thought it would be tough, but it’a actually a pretty simple project!
Start with your vase of choice, and decide where you want the gold to be on the glass. Paint the adhesive wherever you want it to stick. For this piece, I wanted gold all around the bottom, so that’s where I kept the adhesive.
It goes on a sort of milky color, so here you want to be patient. Wait until the adhesive has turned completely clear. The instructions said wait up to 30 minutes, but I found it only took about 15 before it was dry and extremely tacky.
And then you just press on the gold leaf! It’s essentially extremely thin gold foil, and warning: it does tear easily.
My first few pieces were a bit rougher, but then I got the hang of it alright. In the end, I’ll need probably around 40 pieces, so, I figure by the end I’ll be an expert!
And there you have it! DIY gold leafing. What will you turn to gold?
How adorable are these? I found this design over at Leesa Dykstra Designs, and fell in love with it. It’s sort of Rifle Paper Co-esk, but without costing a million dollars. Then I just had it printed on recycled paper postcards, and boom! STDs. Or as the classy call them, Save the Dates. I’m a simple girl at heart, so I love the idea of a simple postcard announcing your impending nuptuals.