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{DIY} Golden Foliage Candleholder

November 26, 2013

After attending an Anthro Event that I wrote about here, I was inspired to find a way to use what I had learned at home.  My sister and I spent one afternoon die cutting loads of gold leaves that they later used in a hanging display.  As much as I loved the outcome that they put up in the store, I did not see the in-shop installation as a practical decoration in my home.

With my creative mind spinning, I went to my studio and started playing.  Surprisingly (well maybe not) I found everything I needed in my current supplies to make what I call my Golden Foliage Candleholder.

I found several sheets of these peel and stick chipboard leaves that I had purchased at a garage sale quite some time ago without packaging, so I am unsure of the company that makes them.  I did find these from Love Scrappin’ that would work great.

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I then sprayed the chipboard sheet with Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold paint.

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After drying, I sanded the gold off in a crisscross pattern, giving it texture.

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The chipboard shapes were removed from the sheet.

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It was easy to peel the backing off of mine, but it would be just as simple to use spray adhesive if your shapes are not self-sticking.

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I had fun creating the pattern I wanted on a square vase, focusing on the bottom portion of the vessel.

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An LED flameless candle gives a wonderful glow to my new Golden Foliage Candleholder that can be used for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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-Janeane

Janeane Pittman Interior Design

I love to read your comments!  Let me know if you have any questions about this project.  Thanks

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