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Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher {Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase}

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher with vintage bird

Have you seen all of the touches of gold and gilding that are coming back into vogue?  I remember years ago doing some gilding with those little sheets of gold leaf.  I actually just donated my 'stuff' a year or so ago and now here I am buying it again ~ don't you just love when that happens?  I try so hard to de-hoard and then I end up re-hoarding.  

Gilded-Honeycomb-Pitcher-with-ranunculusI started with a white pitcher (new but it resembles ironstone) and some artificial ranunculus.  

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For this project I purchased the gilding sheets, adhesive, brushes {I'm not sure I needed these expensive Martha Stewart brushes but they were fluffy...sooooo} and a honeycomb stencil.  I'm excited to try this stencil on my chalkboard wall ~ If it turns out I'll post some pics on instagram and if it's really impressive πŸ˜‰ it will get its own post.  

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher_MG_6205I wrapped the honeycomb stencil around my pitcher {first I wiped down the pitcher with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol}.  I used painter's tape to hold the stencil in place.  Next, I brushed on some adhesive.  Since this surface is NOT smooth (it had a curve to it) this was a little trickier than I had anticipated but it did work.  Next, I followed the directions for how to apply the gold leaf sheets ~ it was easy but I didn't get a picture...my bad! If I do it again I'll take some pics and add them to this post.

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher-aloneOnce everything was dry I noticed that the lines weren't as sharp as I wanted so I used a Sharpie Paint Pen in gold to outline the honeycomb shapes.

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher Proverbs 1624You can download this and print it out if you would like! 

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher ranunculusI really like the way this turned out ~ it was a little hard to get a picture that showed the depth of the gold without too much shine but I tried!

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And there you have it ~ a Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher for your Easter Table and Spring vignettes! 

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher close-up-ranunculus

I joined some wonderful friends for this Blog Hop/Tour ~ be sure to check out all of the wonderful Easter Inspired Crafts and Decor they shared! 

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Linking to:  Link  Party Palooza , Best of the Weekend, Monday Funday, Home Stories A to Z, Inspire Me Monday, Work it Wednesday, Creativity Unleashed



 

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25 Comments

  1. Jen @ Girl in the Garage says:

    So pretty- I have been loving gold lately too! Those flowers are gorgeous too! Thanks for joining the Easter tour this week Mary Beth! πŸ™‚

    1. Mary Beth says:

      It's been a pleasure to be on the Easter Tour with you, Jen!

  2. Oh Mary Beth! This is just as lovely as can be. I love the scripture, as well. Thanks so much for sharing on the Easter Showcase. It has been a pleasure.
    Happy Easter, my friend!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Meegan ~ you are always so sweet! I loved doing the Showcase with you. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Shanna Gilbert says:

    This is so pretty Mary Beth! I love the gold and the scripture is perfect! Great job! Pinning!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Shanna!

  4. Wendi @ H2OBungalow says:

    I love a honeycomb pattern and placing it on a pitcher is fabulous. I'd love to try gold leafing, it's been on my future project list for someday. Thanks for sharing your pretty pitcher and pinning!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Wendi ~ the gold leafing was easier than I thought it would be ~ I'm sure whatever you use it on while turn out beautifully!

  5. Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says:

    Beautiful Mary Beth! I am like you...just letting a little gold back in! (and I'm actually loving it πŸ˜‰ ) And so funny, that is exactly what my husband says I do! I get rid of things only to have to buy them again down the road! I hate to get rid of anything but sometimes I let some things go..then wish later I hadn't! πŸ˜‰
    xo
    Nancy

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Nancy! I think I have some sort of personality glitch....I get overwhelmed by my 'stuff' get rid of a bunch of it an then want it all back. I've actually gone to the Thrift Store after I donated something and saw my stuff and had the urge to buy it back ~ oy!

      xo, mb

  6. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    Pretty!! I just did a table with Martha's silver leafing and it was easier than I thought it would be. I never thought to try it with a stencil though, very clever! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Christy ~ I have very little true artistic abilities ;P so stencils are a go-to for me!

  7. Carrie @ Kenarry: Ideas for the Home says:

    Your vase turned out wonderfully, but I especially love the Proverbs verse you put with it. It's beautiful.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Carrie!

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  9. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Lovely! And so very appropriate with that scripture, too. πŸ™‚
    I tried my hand at some gold leafing a long time ago. I loved the results. Yours is a very creative use of the gold leaf. Gosh you're clever!! πŸ˜‰

  10. Paula@SweetPea says:

    I love the honey comb design in gold on your pitcher. You were clever to think of using a stencil with gold leafing!

  11. Mary Beth, I love it. The pitcher is so graceful and elegant! It's been fun doing this tour with you. Have a happy Easter! ~Jeanette

  12. Christy @ Our Southern Home says:

    Wow! You really know how to glam up a plain white pitcher (i love by the way)! I haven't tried this process. Need to! I have Martha's brushes as well and I agree! ~Christy

  13. Karen Marie Kedzuch says:

    Mary Beth,
    I love the Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher with the beautiful roses added for styling.I always follow your blog it was fun to work with you this week.
    Karen Marie Kedzuch
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

  14. Michele @ Our Rosey Life says:

    Mary Beth,
    This is so cool! The gold against the white is lovely and I think that because the edges of the pitcher weren't smooth really makes the honeycomb more interesting.

  15. Pam@over50feeling40 says:

    Very Cute...thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!!

  16. Cristin @ Eve of Reduction says:

    The gold with the white ceramic is a beautiful combination. Would make really pretty title coasters, too.

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