Faux Gilded Pears

It’s time to start getting your Christmas/Holiday craft on and Mod Podge makes it easy with so many great crafting products.  I made several crafts using the items I received from Plaid {you can see my haul video here} including these easy papier mache faux gilded glitter pears.

Products used:

Mod Podge Super Gloss

Folk Art Metallic Acrylic Paint in Pure Gold

Folk Art Chunky Glitter Acrylic Paint in Gold

Mod Podge ® Rub-On Transfers – All Holidays/Seasons

Papier mache pears

1.  Paint the pears with two coats of the metallic paint in pure gold allowing the paint to dry between coats.

2.  Apply two coats of chunky glitter paint in gold, again, allowing the paint to dry between coats.

3.  Apply the rub-on transfers to the pears.  I added six {6} transfers in total ~ one to each side of the pears to allow for different combinations of sayings.


4.  Apply a finishing/top coat of the Mod Podge Super Gloss to each pear.

5.  Embellish with string/twine and felt flowers with chunky glitter added to highlight if desired.


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  1. these are gorgeous! beautiful work!

  2. These are just stunning Mary Beth! I pinned it to one of my best boards (over 22K followers). I am totally making these! They would make a beautiful hostess gift too! Great job!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal´s last blog post ..How to Make Paper Ornaments

    • Thank you, Kim ~ did you hear my squeal? I appreciate you sharing this very much! Have a great day.

  3. I am sooo making these! Stunning!

  4. Great idea!
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  5. Mary Beth,

    Oh….these are so pretty! I love anything gilded and glittered….truly wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    • Oh, Karianne, thank you so much ~ your comment is making me do the happy dance! : ) (My happy dance is sort of the like the Elaine dance on Seinfeld just to give you a visual to work with) ~ Have a lovely week. hugs, Mary Beth

  6. Beautiful! I love the shimmer and the saying on each.
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  7. Gorgeous! I’m seeing all these pear projects lately. It’s got me thinking that I’d better go fish those old fake pears out of the closet and get crafting! I especially love the gold ones you did. Thanks for the inspiration!
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  8. I love these pears! Thanks so much for linking them to my party! Have a great week!
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  9. Beautiful, Mary Beth! I love the lettering…that’s a great touch!
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  10. Brilliant idea, Mary Beth! They’re beautiful. Love the way you used all the wonderful products from Plaid too!
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    • Thanks, Jenn ~ I had so much fun working with all the Plaid products…almost mod podged the dog {she doesn’t move much!}. : )

  11. I love your gilded pears-so festive-I’m your newest google follower and I’ll be featuring these on my Saturday holiday favorites-stop on over to visit-Have a great week- Claire

    • Thank you so much, Claire!!!! I look forward to visiting your lovely blog and you have a great week as well. Mary Beth

  12. Such a cute idea Mary Beth! Lovely pears :)
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  13. What a cute idea!! I love that vertical HO HO HO font, it looks like something you could buy in any Christmas decor boutique! Great job!

  14. These are stunning! What a fantastic project!
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  15. Oh Mary Beth! These are just beautiful!!!!

  16. so very pretty. i love this project!
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