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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 😉 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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Cristin @ Eve of Reduction

Wednesday 23rd of April 2014

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

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Thursday 10th of April 2014

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

Michele @ Our Rosey Life

Sunday 6th of April 2014

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.