Monday, December 13, 2010

All that glitters

afghan 009Brian and I are getting our home ready for our annual Christmas party. Our theme for the decorations is “A Golden Christmas.” As you can imagine, it involves a lot of gold paint and glitter. But, as my Husband says, the only thing that separates a good Christmas from a great Christmas is glitter.

afghan 007 So, while we trimmed the tree with lots of gold ornaments…

afghan 006…and adorned our mantel with gilded garland and reindeer,  I still had a few craft projects up my sleeve to complete the look!

You’ve already read about my gilded globes and this weekend I finished two other projects to complete this year’s theme.

The ideas came to me, while we were relaxing in the living room last week. I looked up at our light and thought it might be fun to add a festive touch of golden berries around the edges of the globe. I also remembered an old grape vine wreath we had in the attic that would look beautiful in our foyer. Since, I already owned the wreath and a garland of red berries, it was just a matter of running to the craft store for some gold paint and glitter.

gold 001 gold 003What we found at the craft store was this easy to use “Brilliant Gold” craft paint by Design Master and gold glitter both in shaker form and in a spray form.

After laying out the garland and wreath, I simply sprayed them with 2 coats of gold paint, a couple of coats of gold glitter spray and then topped it off by sprinkling on the heavier glitter for some extra shine.

gold 004 Once dried and completed the golden touches look beautiful!

gold 005


Happy Holidays!
And may your Christmas be merry and golden…um…I mean bright!



  1. Where did you get the pepperberries?? Are they live?? I lurve the DD blog, BTW.

  2. Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog. No, I bought some faux berries at the craft store awhile back and used those.


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