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
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…..
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…..
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…..
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…..
I wanted the gold to vary on each so filled them each at different levels.
This worked PERFECTLY, by the way!
So perfectly that y’all need to pin this for later! (in case you forget, like me! ;) )
Then I applied a plastic bag to the above area so paint wouldn’t get where I didn’t want it.
I took them outside and sprayed them.
Perfectly painted gold dipped jars.
A few coats of paint and done.
That’s a substantial price difference on these gold dipped jars…
…especially considering the ease of this project.
Aren’t they pretty and elegant looking?
Amazing savings and such a simple DIY, truly!!!
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. :)
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….
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!