DIY Gold Dipped Jars (Super Thrifty DIY!!)

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Find something you love in a store, like these DIY gold dipped jars, but didn’t love the price? ;) Create your own, even cheaper!

I have a super thrifty DIY for y’all today.

Really, this one is a no brainer!

DIY GOLD DIPPED JARS

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If you follow along on Instagram, you might remember these.
I shared a photo of them right after I finished painting. (which took all of about 10 min!)

I was over at Hobby Lobby awhile back and saw these gold dipped jars…..

Easy DIY Gold Dipped Jars - Do It Yourself Instead - Thrift Store for $3.50 (compared to retail of $50) - #diy #golddipped artsychicksrule.com

And even there they were around $30 each. Ouch.
They do have coupons and sales quite often but even with a 50% off sale, you’d still spend that for the two.

I spent $3.50…and also got this gold spray paint.
(of which I still have a lot left in the can)

It’s the same paint I used on this project…..

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It’s a beautiful shade of gold. I just love it!

So here’s the jars I found at the thrift store.  (these glass jars are always in abundance at thrift stores, by the way)
All three of them at the same one…..

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As you can see, they were on sale, $3.42 to be exact….not including tax.

I began by taping off where I wanted the “line”.
I realized it’s not so easy to go around a round item with tape…in a straight line. ;)
So…. I decided to fill with water so I’d have a fill line to follow…..

Easy DIY Gold Dipped Jars - Easy fill line with water - Thrift Store for 3.50 (compared to retail of 50) - #diy #golddipped artsychicksrule.com

I wanted the gold to vary on each so filled them each at different levels.
This worked PERFECTLY, by the way!

Easy DIY Gold Dipped Jars - Fill with water to have a line to follow - Thrift Store for 3.50(compared to retail of 50) - #diy #golddipped artsychicksrule.com

So perfectly that y’all need to pin this for later! (in case you forget, like me! ;) )

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Then I applied a plastic bag to the above area so paint wouldn’t get where I didn’t want it.

Easy DIY Gold Dipped Jars - plastic bags to protect from paint - Thrift Store for 3.50 (compared to retail of 50) - #diy #golddipped artsychicksrule.com

I took them outside and sprayed them.

Voila!
Perfectly painted gold dipped jars.

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Super easy. 

A few coats of paint and done.

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That’s a substantial price difference on these gold dipped jars…

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especially considering the ease of this project.

Aren’t they pretty and elegant looking?

Easy DIY Gold Dipped Jars - SUPER EASY DIY - Thrift Store for 3.50 (compared to retail of $50) - #diy #golddipped artsychicksrule.com

Amazing savings and such a simple DIY, truly!!!

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Edited to add, some years later, I still display and use these vases for flowers.
I keep the vases up on our DIY built in bookcase. You can see that, here >>> DIY Bookcase Reveal
My husband brought me these pretty roses last week and I had to take a shot and show you how they look inside of one these gold dipped beauties. :)

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And remember my post last week about the lamp I painted gold??
Here’s a great shot to show you what I mean about how that one is a more subtle shade of gold….

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Both are beautiful!
Just depends on what you are after. :)

Now….do you need some pretty (and inexpensive) new home decor?
Give this a try!
If gold is not your thing, use silver…or bronze, any color will work.

Makes sense to DIY this one, for sure.

Hope you’ll give it a go!

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29 Comments

  1. They turned out great! I love the tip of filling the vases with water. It is a great temporary visualization, so you can know what you are going to get in the end.

  2. Very nice, easy and fun…. I’d like to have those Thrifty stores here ¡¡¡ even in the chinese crafts stores it costs 3€ the smaller…you can do many supa cheap things¡¡¡¡ Perhaps I move to the states, jajajaja ( just for the thrifty stores and garage sales)

  3. Nancy you smarty pants! I recently spray painted some round vessels and had a heck of a time lining up the painters tape. I never would have thought to fill the darn jars up with water to get my line – brilliant! Love your gorgeous table centerpieces for a wedding/anniversary. Pinning this for inspiration for my daughter’s wedding in 2016.

    1. Thank you Marie :) lol
      It just came to me as I was trying (and failing!) to tape a straight line around the jars.
      Thanks for pinning! (how exciting to be planning a wedding!)
      xo
      Nancy

  4. Very nice, Nancy! I would never thought of using water for my line guide….. what a genius idea! :) xo

  5. Love this idea. Planning on doing this before I move into college to have some dorm decorations, and storage. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for sharing!! Cant wait for the next post.

  6. Brilliant!!!!!! Picking up spray paint today….can’t wait to try this…..and I have tons of flower vases…..silver would be beautiful also!!!!

  7. I just received this post. This is just too damn easy and such fun!! I had one of those ‘why didn’t I think of this’ moments. I am going straight away, not kidding, and do this! So very cool! Thank you.

  8. Hello! I’m wondering if this paint will chip or scratch off? I’m wanting to make some to give and sell and don’t want people to have a bad product.
    Thanks,
    Donna Hopson

    1. Hi Donna,

      I haven’t had any issues with that. I even use them for flowers every time my husband brings them to me. :) You could always stop by the thrift store and grab an old vase, etc, spray and see what you think. Do the scratch test and see how they hold up. I’m pretty happy with mine! :)

  9. I was wondering what to do about a center piece for our tables. Perfect project for me to do for our 50th anniversary that will coming up next June.
    I do think that I will spray them with a clear sealer before using.
    Love your tip/suggestion about putting water in first and then taping off. Brilliant idea. Thank You
    Have an enjoyable day

    1. OH nice!! Congratulations on 50 Colleen! :) Our anniversary is also June (22), and we’ll be 27 years this year! And yes, you could do the clear sealer for extra protection but I haven’t had any issues with mine. (they’ve been up on a shelf when not in use though) xoxo

      1. June 7th for our anniversary. Congratulations on your up-coming 27th.
        I do plan on using the gold dip vases by having white roses in the vases and displaying them on the 9ft. long picnic tables. Now, all I need to do is find me some/ several vases that are similar.
        I have also spray painted some wine bottles in gold for added decoration.
        Me thinks I will be doing some thrift shopping this weekend.

        1. That will look amazing Colleen! Sounds beautiful. And yes! Check all the thrift stores. I can find these almost every time I go. Good luck! xo

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