Golden Geodes and Crystals : DIY Tutorial

 

I’ve been on an everything-looks-better-spray-painted-gold vibe lately.

I just want to spray paint everything gold!

Everything looks so gorgeous gold, don’t you think?!

Just look how these geodes and amethyst crystals look spray painted gold!

 

gold geodes and crystals diy craft tutorial photoGorgeous golden geodes and crystals photo made with gold spray paint

 

Amazingly cool, yes!

You see, once you get the hang of spray painting gold, the sky is your limit! EVERYTHING can go gold!

This is how I painted them…

I needed :

* geodes and crystals

* washi tape (or masking tape)

* gold spray paint

 

photo of materials to make gold geodes and crystals

 

 

Method :

 

1. stick the washi tape wherever you don’t want the gold paint to go. I wanted to keep the crystals natural, so I covered them with tape, pushing hard to adhere the tape well to the places I didn’t want the paint to find.

2. Spray paint the crystals gold.

3. Peal away the washi tape and VOILA! your geodes and crystals are suddenly even more special than they were before.

 

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I’ve put them in a silver soap dish on the mantle. The look wonderful against the patina of the silver… shining and sparkling like magic.

Here are some other gold spray paint tutorials I’ve done recently :

Are you now hooked on gold spray paint too?

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Gold Mason Jar Vase Tutorial with Lace Butterfly and Spray Paint

 

Picking beautiful flowers from my garden is one of the things that makes me feel the most awesomely accomplished.

 

gold vase mason jar diy spray paint and butterfly lace photo

 

I feel such enormous pride when I can make a vase of my very own flowers for my very own home. My Good Man laughs at me a little… he doesn’t quite get why it makes me feel SO good. But it does. And, my happiness swells each time I catch a glimpse of my beautiful flowers in a vase in The Sunny House.

It’s one of the everyday joys in my life. Fancy that!

Today, not only did I pick my own flowers for my home, I made a pretty vase for them too.

I think they look enormously gorgeous.

 

gold spray painted mason jar tutorial photo

 

My gold vase was pretty easy to make. All I needed was :

* a mason jar

* a lace butterfly sticker

* washi tape (or masking tape)

* gold spray paint

 

We made this gourgeous flower vase by spraying a mason jar with gold spraypaint with a beautiful lace butterfly pattern. Follow the easy, step-by-step DIY Tutorial

lace butterfly motiff for a DIY gold mason jar craft photo

 

Method :

 

1. I stuck the lacy butterfly sticker to the inside of the mason jar.

 

Lace butterfly photo

 

2. I wrapped the washi tape all around the outside of the mason jar.

 

diy gold spray paint mason jar craft photo

 

 

diy gold spraypaint mason jar craft photo

 

3. I spray painted the inside of the mason jar with gold spray paint.

 

diy craft tutorial of gold spray paint mason jar photo

 

The washi tape kept the gold paint neatly inside the jar.

 

diy mason jar craft photo with gold spray paint

 

4. I carefully removed the washi and VOILA! My beautiful golden butterfly vase.

 

gold mason jar diy spray paint photo

 

Kitty tried to steal my gold mason jar vase to hold her pencils.

 

gold mason jar pen holder diy craft photo

 

But I stole it back for my camellias.

 

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Happy Spring.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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DIY Golden Valentine’s Day Votives

We said goodbye to our beloved Christmas tree yesterday. We hugged her and thanked her for being such a huge part of our joyous Christmas.

We packed away her precious ornaments and stored them safely for next year.

And, when she was gone, we felt so rotten, staring at her empty corner. Our home felt bare and lonely. Teddy shed a tear, reminding us that we now had to wait a WHOLE YEAR for Christmas to come again.

The Sunny House was, in fact, so melancholic that I decided we needed to craft. Crafting always lifts our spirits.

Kitty suggested that we make something for Valentines Day, a gentle hint to Teddy that we did indeed have holidays to look forward to other than Christmas.

 

Make gorgeous GOLDEN votives in just a few easy steps with this fun tutorials from The Magic Onions

 

These gorgeous golden Valentine’s Day votives/vases are what we created…

 

 

We put them in the empty corner where our Christmas tree once stood. We picked a few bright Camellias from the tree in our garden and, would you know, the Christmas tree corner is now quite a jolly place.

In fact, it’s been renamed ‘the-valentine’s-day-corner’.

 

Make gorgeous GOLDEN votives in just a few easy steps with this fun tutorials from The Magic Onions

 

Our golden votives were super easy to make in just a few simple steps.

I found the little glasses at a thrift store just the other day, just waiting to be repurposed. They cost .50c each.

 

Materials :

– small glasses (thrift store find)

– gold spray paint (craft or hardware store)

– washi or painters tape (craft or hardware store)

–  alphabet stickers (craft store … we got ours in our packet of adorable stickers from Pipsticks )

 

 

Method :

 

Step 1 :

Thoroughly clean and dry the glasses.

 

 

Step 2 :

Wrap washi tape around the outside of your glasses.

The washi tape will make sure that you only get gold paint on the inside of the glass, giving you a wonderfully smooth finish. And, washi (or painters) tape comes off without leaving a sticky residue.

 

 

Step 3 :

In a well ventilated area, spray gold paint evenly around the inside of your glasses and allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

 

 

Step 4 :

Remove the washi tape.

 

 

Step 5 :

Stick ‘love letters’ onto the outside of your glasses. We used ‘I love you’. Other suggestions are sugar, honey, sweet pea, cutie pie, darling… etc.

 

 

That’s it! Quick, easy and fun.

Look how pretty they are, brightening up the Sunny House for Valentine’s Day.

 

 

When the tea-lights inside them are alight, they send off such a beautiful golden glow.

 

 

But, we prefer them with Camellias from the garden in them. Camellias always remind me of my Gran.

 

 

See… we turned a sad occasion into a happy one with a quick and easy craft.

Now, what else can I spray paint gold?

Blessings and magic,

Donni