You might have noticed, but I've kind of been obsessed with shiny gold things lately.
This craft is the Mother's Day version of the DIY gold-dipped heart jewelry dish I made for Valentine's day. I loved it so much, and I still use it so often, that I decided to make a version as gifts for Mother's Day for the ladies in my life (act surprised if you get one!).
I love the mix of a modern, fun spray painted gold and the traditional design juxtaposed. I also love taking something old and ugly and making it cute. And I love gold. It's the perfect trifecta for a fun craft project! Today I'm going to show you how to make your own cute, fun and inexpensive DIY Mother's Day gifts!
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You will need:
1 can of spray primer (optional, but incredibly helpful)
1 can of gold spray paint
blue painters tape
1. Wash your dish really well with soap and water, you want to make sure the surface is as clean as possible.
2. Tape off the parts of your heart that you don't want painted! Make sure the edges of your tape are really stuck down well. I took a fingernail and carefully pressed down any bubbles to make sure the gold paint wouldn't bleed through.
3. Spray your dish first with primer. This is optional, but will help your gold paint not to bleed and adhere better to the smooth ceramic surface.
4. Spray with gold paint! Be careful to spray several light coats, to make sure you have an even finish. Remove your tape.
Also kind of optional; After you remove your tape you can spray the whole dish down with a coat of clear gloss finish. This just makes it even sturdier, and the gold will resist chipping.
I made several of these for gifts this Mother's Day, and several for myself as well...they're incredibly handy to have around, especially by the sink if you need to take your ring off when you wash your hands or do dishes. I love how this DIY turned out!
What are you making for Mother's Day gifts? Leave me a link in the comments and show me, I'd love to see what everyone else is creating!