It’s the 10th of the month! This month my friends and I got busy with the theme GOLD. It’s kind of perfect for the holidays right? Check out my post and then hop on over to visit all of the others:
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- Homemade Marshmallows from Your Homebased Mom
- Printable Gold Money Card Holder for Christmas from Thirty Handmade Days
- Gold Striped Gift Tags from Simply Kierste
- A Stocking for Jesus & Printable Poem from Or So She Says
- Gold Merry Banner from Eighteen 25
- Gold Striped Mason Jar with Printable Tag from A Crafted Sparrow
- Gold Antler Reindeer Makeover from Lolly Jane
- Gold Foil Joyful Print from Capturing Joy
- Gold Christmas Decor from Landeelu
- New Year’s Printable from Two Twenty One
DIY Gold Christmas Decor
Earlier this week I shared my Christmas Mantel and was so excited about the positive feedback I got from it! I am always happy when others like the same things that I do. Today I thought I’d share more details about how I put it together, what projects I did to create it, etc. It is perfect because the theme for this month’s 10 on the 10th blog hop is GOLD! Yay! A can of gold metallic spray paint is the key, I’ll just put that out there right now. 🙂
- Wooden Letters (spelling out whatever you want, really)
- Gold Metallic Spray Paint
- Oval wood plaque (if you want to recreate my “and” part of the banner)
- Wood stain
- Vinyl lettering in white of the word “and”
- Wide White Grosgrain Ribbon
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Mod Podge
STEP ONE: Spray paint your letters gold. The fun part! 🙂
STEP THREE: Hot glue letters to ribbon as you wrap twine around ribbon between each letter. This is optional, of course, but I love the little detail it added to the whole thing. Wrap twine around ribbon and hot glue “and” plaque to hang as well. Hang banner!
My very favorite part of the whole thing, which was a total experiment, was my spray painted gold Christmas lights! I had no idea how they would turn out and they turned out fantastic! I used the larger Christmas lights like these. Basically I just unscrewed all of the light bulbs and set them aside. I then tore paper towels into 2×2 inch squares and stuffed one in each socket to protect from the spray paint. Then I took the wire out to my backyard and hung it from a nail and set to work spray painting! The paint dried incredibly fast on the wire and I was done in about 10 minutes. I screwed all of the lights back in and was done! Easy! I can’t even tell you how many people have asked where I got the gold Christmas lights!
And finally, I needed a little somethin-somethin to make it so my white deer head (bought at Target last year) stand out from my white background. When I was at Home Depot I had spotted and picked up a couple of these wood rounds for about $5 each. I knew I would eventually figure out something fun to do with them and this was my chance! All I did was stain my wood (same color that I used on the banner) and allow to dry, tape it off in 2″ stripes and then spray painted it gold, of course! 🙂 Doing all of this spray painting at once made all of this go rather quickly, by the way. I LOVE this little element of the overall design… modern and fresh! I’m guessing this won’t be the last time I use one of these wooden rounds either. I love it!
So there you have it! Some easy ways I added the super on trend color of gold into my mantel this year! I love it and was so glad I had some little boxwood topiaries and wreath on hand to add to it. It all came together so well!
Pick yourself up a can of gold spray paint and transform something this holiday season… it’s the best!