Can you believe that this rich looking pedestal bowl cost less than $5 to make? And that it’s made of glass, not silver? Read on to learn how you can recreate this look yourself!
I started with three items from the Dollar Tree: the bird (I removed it’s wire legs), the candle holder, and the candle stick. I also used Rockin Beads Brand, 700 Frosted Mix Lily Flower Acrylic Beads, E-6000, white spray paint, Krylon Shimmer Metallic Spray Paint Silver Shimmer, and Deco Art crafters acrylic paint in black.
The next day I glued on the flowers, also using E6000.
I let it dry for one day and then primed the entire project with inexpensive white spray paint (not pictured).
I used the Krylon metallic paint to cover the entire project.
Use a sponge brush or a dry bristle brush to cover one section at a time with black acrylic paint.
Gently rub off the excess paint with a dry washcloth. Work in small sections. If you make a mistake, just add more paint and then rub it off again. Repeat this process to cover the entire project (bird, bowl, and pedestal).
Here is a close up of the finished bird. Doesn’t it look like aged silver?
This project was inspired by this piece at One King’s Lane.