We are back at it with Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. Today we are showing you how to create frugal and festive holiday décor with the Dollar Tree. If you haven’t checked out my other tips for saving on your Christmas décor be sure to read Frugal Tips for Gorgeous Christmas Décor on a Budget. For now, let’s make this easy DIY gold foiled luminary. It is versatile décor that will work on your holiday mantle or as a beautiful centerpiece on your table.
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- 4 3.5×5 inch Black Frames (Similar)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Battery Operated Pillar Candle
- Paint Brush Set
- Gold Leaf Kit
- Gold Enamel Paint
First, remove all of your packaging from your frames.
Next, take your frames apart. Keep like elements together for convenience later.
Now, lay your glass inserts on a protected surface such as a non-stick mat or napkin.
Next carefully brush foiling adhesive on your glass inserts at random.
- You don’t want to cover the entire panes in adhesive.
Let your adhesive dry until tacky.
After your adhesive is tacky, cover each pane with foil.
Carefully and gently brush the excess foil off of the glass panes.
Set your glass panes aside.
On your frames, paint the silver inlay with gold enamel paint.
- If you don’t trust yourself to stay on the inlay with your paint, tape the black areas of your frame with masking tape.
Now set your frames aside to dry.
Next, seal the foil on your frames with the sealant included in your kit. Let the sealer fry completely.
After the sealer has dried, re-assemble your frames with only the glass inserts.
Glue your frames together starting with attaching one frame to either side of the first.
Finish attaching your frames by gluing your final frame on.
Lastly, add your pillar candle to the center of your luminary.
This gorgeous DIY gold foiled luminary is so easy to make. It will add elegant touch to any holiday table. By the way, you will totally see it when I share my holiday table for Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. You’ll also get tips for how to create your own gorgeous holiday table easily. Until then, it is time to check out the frugal projects my friends are sharing below!
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.