I like shiny things, and I think a lot of you do, too. I’m seeing lots of gilded decor on Pinterest and in stores and I just love it! There are some great, inexpensive crafter’s paints out right now that make it easy to create a faux gilded look. Read on to learn how I turned a Dollar Tree owl into a chic gilded bookend.
(This post was originally published at Dollar Store Crafts, where you’ll find me sharing a NEW tutorial every Tuesday.)
- Owl Figurine
- White Spray Paint
- Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint
- Wood pieces
- Mod Podge
To make your own gilded owl bookend:
Step two: Paint your owl with two layers of the metallic gold paint.
Step four: Glue your pieces together to form the bookend, and glue your owl in place. I used E-6000.
I love my faux gilded owl bookend! It’s going to look great in my office. What a transformation from the brightly colored owl I started with. If gold’s not your style, try faux pewter or spray paint. Have fun creating!