DIY:Modern Gold Leaf Abstract Vases

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For Ashley’s baptism a few weeks ago, I wanted to try something new.  I was wandering the aisles of Michaels one day and ran across these Martha Stewart Foil Transfer sheets.

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Have you seen them?  I thought it might be neat to try so I grabbed the supplies and came home to try it out.  The instructions seemed simple enough…and I’m a little crafty, so I figured I could manage no problem…WRONG!  My attempt at my initial project was a major FAIL!  Needless to say, the foil sheets are a bit tempermental, so we didn’t get along well. 😉  Not only are they tempermental, they are pricey too…so I couldn’t just let them go to waste.  Then I came up with this…

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I decided that if it was going to be tricky, so was I. 😉 I created a no-fail, abstract vase to use up those left over sheets of foil you may have lying around. I hope you like it! 🙂 Very modern looking I think! 🙂
Here’s what you’ll need:

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mason jar
Martha Stewart transfer adhesive
Martha Stewart Foil Transfer Sheets
a paint brush

Step one
Paint the outside of your clean jar with broad, thin, even strokes of the adhesive. You want there to be areas that aren’t covered so that the adhesive only sticks in some spots, giving it that more modern, abstract look.

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Step 2
Let the adhesive dry…(follow the instructions on the back of the transfer sheets) for about 15 minutes until REALLY tacky and almost dry.
Place transfer sheet silver side down on the adhesive. (I wrapped the jar in it as much as I could)

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Step 3
gently rub/scrape/burnish the lining side with a stylus (I used my fingernail) to cover all areas that have adhesive. Gently lift the sheet of foil off of the adhesive. Let it dry overnight, fill it with flowers and you are all set! I love the way the stems look peeking out through the gold.

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The thing I love about this project is that you CAN’T mess it up. It doesn’t matter how much or how little of the foil sticks…the idea is that it looks messy and abstract. Perfect! 🙂

Have a great day!
Tammy

Tammy

Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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