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Saturday, December 25, 2010

12 Days of DIY :: Day 12 :: Gold and Silver Leaf Champagne Glasses

Merry Christmas!! 

Today is our final DIY project in our "12 Days of DIY". It's a fun project to add some flair to your champagne glasses for New Year's! Add some sparkle to each glass by stenciling different gold leaf (or silver leaf) designs! This project comes from Design*Sponge and is quite easy to pull off! I hope you've all enjoyed the projects we've shared this year. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2011!

*You can buy a full kit of supplies here for $19. It will last you for many rounds of glasses.*


1. Clean your classes with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
2. Using your paintbrush, dab a SMALL amount of liquid adhesive on your brush to create a shape or pattern. If you’re doing a longer design, be sure to move quickly because the line will disappear as the glue starts to dry.

3. Let dry for 20–30 minutes. (Don’t worry if you can’t see the glue; it’s still there and sticky.)
4. Carefully take out a sheet of your gold or silver leaf and gently place it on top of your glue pattern/shape. Dab with your fingers until the leaf fully adheres to the glue shape. You can use a soft cloth or sponge to gently press the leaf into the glue.

5. Gently brush away the excess leafing until the shape you’ve drawn is left.

6. Using a clean paintbrush, coat the portion of your glass covered in gold/silver leaf with the leaf sealant (the sealant will dry clear). The design will not be waterproof until it’s coated. Allow the sealant to fully dry, and you’re ready to go!

Note: These are not dishwasher safe. They will be waterproof and safe to drink with, but you’ll want to wash them gently by hand.

See the full post and instructions at Design*Sponge.

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