♪♪♪ I like pretty things and I cannot lie ♪♪♪
these are pretty.
so pretty that I don’t know if I will be able to give them as gifts.
If you are one of my siblings and get these for Christmas and don’t like them…give them back.
I heart them.
These DIY gilded animal bookends make my heart beat a little faster.
I had received a box full of Martha Stewart craft supplies a while back.
There was some great stuff.
But, I have to say that I am in love with this…
This turns everything you touch into gold.
I think this stuff is the next best thing.
Maybe better the Duct Tape. (gasp, I know!)
Okay, enough about that.
Let’s get to the tutorial…
Martha Stewart 32214 0.75-Ounce Liquid Gilding, Gold
(did I say I love that stuff!)
4 blocks of wood (the size you want for your bookends)
2 dollar store animals (make sure they look cool on bookends)
sand paper (if needed)
Use glue to put 2 blocks of wood together in bookend form.
I sanded the corners of my wood to make them look a bit more “classy”.
You need to super glue your animal to the book end.
I used these great giraffes from the dollar store…$1 each.
Super glued them suckers on and already it’s cool!
Gild those babies.
Cover them in gilding.
Give them a bit of bling.
You get the idea.
You only need one coat.
And it goes quick.
And dries quickly.
You will love it.
And you will get this…
And you will want to gild everything.
Maybe even your toilet.
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