Decorate your home for the holidays with these bright and beautiful DIY Faux Gilded Pears
Brighten up your decor this Holiday Season with these DIY Faux Gilded Pears made from papier mache fruit, gold paint and Mod Podge. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

It’s the Craft Lightning Holiday 2017 Edition and I’m so happy to be a part of it.  Each craft shared only takes 15 minutes and this time around, I’m sharing these pretty pears.

Easy to Make Faux Gilded Pears

On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree – in this case, I sent myself 3 faux gilded pears….not quite the same thing but it’s Christmasy and Gold so it will do.  

Products used:

Mod Podge Super Gloss

Folk Art Metallic Acrylic Paint in Pure Gold

Folk Art Chunky Glitter Acrylic Paint in Gold

Mod Podge ® Rub-On Transfers – All Holidays/Seasons

Papier mache pears – I bought mine at Michaels in the dollar-type bins at the front of the store but you can probably find something similar at any craft store. 

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

1.  Paint each pear with two coats of metallic paint in pure gold allowing the paint to dry between coats.

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

2.  Next, apply two coats of chunky glitter paint in gold, again, allowing the paint to dry between coats.

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

3.  After your pears are dry, apply the rub-on transfers to the pears.  I added six {6} transfers in total ~ one to each side of the pears to allow for different combinations of sayings.

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

 

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

4.  Apply a finishing/top coat of the Mod Podge Super Gloss to each pear to give them extra shine.

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

5.  Embellish with string/twine and felt flowers with chunky glitter added to highlight if desired and that’s it!

How-to Make DIY Faux Gilded Pears

Brighten up your decor this Holiday Season with these DIY Faux Gilded Pears made from papier mache fruit, gold paint and Mod Podge. Get the full tutorial at www.cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I stopped at three pears but I may make more!

Enjoy 

hugs, mb new logo March 2016