Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher {Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase}

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Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher with vintage bird

Have you seen all of the touches of gold and gilding that are coming back into vogue?  I remember years ago doing some gilding with those little sheets of gold leaf.  I actually just donated my ‘stuff’ a year or so ago and now here I am buying it again ~ don’t you just love when that happens?  I try so hard to de-hoard and then I end up re-hoarding.  

Gilded-Honeycomb-Pitcher-with-ranunculus I started with a white pitcher (new but it resembles ironstone) and some artificial ranunculus.  

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For this project I purchased the gilding sheets, adhesive, brushes {I’m not sure I needed these expensive Martha Stewart brushes but they were fluffy…sooooo} and a honeycomb stencil.  I’m excited to try this stencil on my chalkboard wall ~ If it turns out I’ll post some pics on instagram and if it’s really impressive 😉 it will get its own post.  

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher_MG_6205 I wrapped the honeycomb stencil around my pitcher {first I wiped down the pitcher with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol}.  I used painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place.  Next, I brushed on some adhesive.  Since this surface is NOT smooth (it had a curve to it) this was a little trickier than I had anticipated but it did work.  Next, I followed the directions for how to apply the gold leaf sheets ~ it was easy but I didn’t get a picture…my bad! If I do it again I’ll take some pics and add them to this post.

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher-alone Once everything was dry I noticed that the lines weren’t as sharp as I wanted so I used a Sharpie Paint Pen in gold to outline the honeycomb shapes.

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher Proverbs 1624 You can download this and print it out if you would like! 

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher ranunculus I really like the way this turned out ~ it was a little hard to get a picture that showed the depth of the gold without too much shine but I tried!


And there you have it ~ a Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher for your Easter Table and Spring vignettes! 

Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher close-up-ranunculus

I joined some wonderful friends for this Blog Hop/Tour ~ be sure to check out all of the wonderful Easter Inspired Crafts and Decor they shared! 


Linking to:  Link  Party Palooza , Best of the Weekend, Monday Funday, Home Stories A to Z, Inspire Me Monday, Work it Wednesday, Creativity Unleashed


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      Thank you so much, Wendi ~ the gold leafing was easier than I thought it would be ~ I’m sure whatever you use it on while turn out beautifully!

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    Beautiful Mary Beth! I am like you…just letting a little gold back in! (and I’m actually loving it 😉 ) And so funny, that is exactly what my husband says I do! I get rid of things only to have to buy them again down the road! I hate to get rid of anything but sometimes I let some things go..then wish later I hadn’t! 😉
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule´s last blog post ..Turquoise Chalk Paint & Gold Metallic Table {makeover details}

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      Thank you, Nancy! I think I have some sort of personality glitch….I get overwhelmed by my ‘stuff’ get rid of a bunch of it an then want it all back. I’ve actually gone to the Thrift Store after I donated something and saw my stuff and had the urge to buy it back ~ oy!

      xo, mb

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    Mary Beth,
    I love the Gilded Honeycomb Pitcher with the beautiful roses added for styling.I always follow your blog it was fun to work with you this week.
    Karen Marie Kedzuch
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads