gilded animal bookends.

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diy gilded animal bookends

♪♪♪ I like pretty things and I cannot lie ♪♪♪   These are pretty. I heart them. a lot. These Quick & Easy gilded animal bookends make my heart beat a little faster and my smile a bit bigger.

Use gilding to create quick and easy gilded bookends

This turns everything you touch into gold. literally. It’s brilliant.

Supplies:

  • Martha Stewart Gilding
  • 4 blocks of wood (the size you want for your bookends)
  • 2 dollar store animals (make sure they look cool on bookends)
  • super glue
  • paint brush
  • sand paper (if needed)

 

step 1 for quick & easy gilded bookends

quick & easy gilded bookends step2

  1.  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”.)

 

step 2 to gilded bookends

step 2 to gilded bookends

step 3 to gilded animal bookends

               2- You need to super glue your animal to the book end that you created. 

              I used these great giraffes from the dollar store…$1 each.

step 3 to gilded animal bookends

 

step 4 of gilded animal bookends

                3- Cover the animals and bookends in gilding.

You only need one coat. And it goes quick and dries quickly.

And you will get this…

NellieBellie: quick & easy gilded animal bookends. a tutorial.

You will want to gild everything. Even pears and cake plates.
Maybe even your toilet. 

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Comments

  1. Tausha says

    Love this! I too got a box of Martha goodies, but I never thought to gold up some animals. I see friend gifts that my girls can make all by themselves. Thanks for the idea. Pinning!
    Have a happy day
    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

    • miznelliebellie says

      What a great craft for your girls!! I can see them picking cute animals like Koalas and bears :). Have a great week!

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