Showing posts with label gold. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gold. Show all posts

Thursday, December 18, 2014

UPCYCLING: Old Sweater to Gold Napkin Rings

Upcycled Sweater Napkin Rings via homework (2)When you’re cleaning out your closets after you make your New Year’s resolution to get organized – don’t forget to save your old sweaters for crafting throughout the year.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: White & Gold Holiday Hutch

White & Gold Holiday Hutch 2014 via homework - carolynshomework (2)If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek of my gold & white hutch while I was working on it. I love how this turned out and just like every year, I think it’s my favorite one.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ETCETERAS: Cork & Gold Glitter Coasters with Lifestyle Crafts

Cork & Gold Glitter Coasters with Lifestyles Crafts via homework |  For this month’s Lifestyle Crafts tutorial, I stepped away from a paper project and experimented with die cutting cork. As I become  more comfortable with my Lifestyle Crafts Evolution tool I’m trying new things and get to be a little more creative with the projects.

Monday, March 17, 2014

FRESH LOOK: White & Gold Painted Pot

White and Gold Painted Pot Makeover via homework | carolynshomework.comWhen you have a creative and craft blog, people give you all kinds of goodies because “you can do something with this”. I recently received a bunch of pots and they all have tons of potential.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TRENDING: Gold, Silver & Bronze Inspiration

Gold Silver Bronze Round Up via homework |

Glitter Succulent Pots via homework | carolynshomework.comI recently posted about these little succulent pots that I stenciled and glittered and someone commented that all I needed was a silver one. Uh duh, why didn’t I think of that. I mean, it was in the middle of the Olympics and I left out poor silver. Because metallics are so in style right now, I thought I’d round up some of the most beautiful: gold, silver and bronze projects out there.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

FRESH LOOK: gold leaf {painted pressed ferns}

Gold Painted Pressed Ferns via homework | carolynshomework.comA few years ago I created some pressed fern art for my dining room. The ferns were a vibrant spring green and looked so fresh and clean.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Celebrations: gold pumpkins

I had several names in mind for this post; “accidental gold pumpkins”, “craft fail gold pumpkins”, “jumping on the painted pumpkin band wagon” and more. I decided to keep it simple and go with Gold Pumpkins.

Originally, these pumpkins were going to be blue with gold stencil. I think I’ve mentioned that I’m “stencil challenged” and I wanted to stencil with gold paint using a doily onto the blue pumpkins.

I stenciled away but the result was blah. The gold didn’t stand out enough and it was all smudgey. I stared at them for awhile and went with Plan B. For awhile I’ve been toying with the idea of using spices to add color to a project. 

I grabbed a bottle of cinnamon, paprika and turmeric. Perfect fall colors. I covered the pumpkin in Mod Podge and started sprinkling cinnamon. I had imagined a perfectly flocked pumpkin coated in cinnamon. Instead I had a big mess. 

Plan C – wash off the Mod Podge and cinnamon and salvage my dollar store pumpkins. As I washed the pumpkins, they started getting mottled so I stopped washing, stood back and thought, I could live with this pumpkin. You can still see the texture of the spice in the above photo.

I painted a few dollar store gourds and nuts in metallic paint to coordinate with the pumpkins.

I pulled out my skeleton gilded leaves that I made a while back to really gild the lily.
Phew – I’m so glad I saved my dollar store pumpkins. 

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Inkling: gold leaf candle holders

Adding a splash of metallic d├ęcor can dress up a room and instantly change the look.

I made these gold leaf candle holders and was surprised at how such a small object changed the feel of my table.

To make these candle holders, you will need:

  • Candle holders – any type
  • Wire
  • Paper
  • Metallic Stamp Pads
  • Glue

  • Print out a leaf template and cut out several leaves. I used regular printer paper so that that I could curl the leaves.
  • Place your cut out leaves on the ink pad and press gently. I used three different ink pads to get a variegated look – gold, copper and silver.
  • Let your leaves dry.
  • Twirl wire around your candle holder. 
  • Once your leaves are dry, gently curl them around a pencil or other round object to give them a natural look.
  • Add a dab of glue to the bottom of each leaf and glue them to the wire.


These gold leaf candle holders make me want to get out the white linen tablecloth and good silverware.



This project has been entered in the CSI Project of the Year Challenge