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DIY Gold Dipped Glassware

DIY Gold Dipped Glassware
I haven’t stopped thinking about Front‘s gold dipped glassware set ever since it circulated through the blogosphere last holiday season. So after recently spotting a tutorial on how to DIY gold dipped stemware, I was inspired to create my own version of these luxurious golden vessels. And of course, just in time for that New Year’s Eve party I’ll be hosting this year! You’ll need:non-toxic gold spray paint (I recommend Krylon)champagne flutes or wine glassespainters tapeplastic or ziplock bag Rip off a 6 inch piece of tape. Center the tape over the base of the glassware, rubbing the bottom edge against the glass. Bring one side of the tape across the middle of the glass. Bring the other side of the tape across so the two pieces meet at a point. Lightly spray multiple and even coats of paint onto the glass from a couple feet away. Your gold plated champagne flutes are finished! Cheers! (top image from here, rest of images by HonestlyWTF)

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