I love a project like gold leaf wine bottles that comes from cleaning out the fridge! I had a few opened, old bottles of wine. I am not a huge drinker and I have a bad habit of opening a bottle, drinking a glass or two and then the rest going bad.
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I actually love to gold leaf. I think it’s a fun craft with a big impact. I’ve gold-leafed ornaments, added gold leafing to mirrors,
I started with a trio of mismatched bottle and cleaned the labels off.
After that, I used painters tape to make stripes.
and then I brushed me adhesive on. This is where you want to go do something else, and then come back. The adhesive has to cure a bit and get tacky.
Carefully add your gold leafing. The sheets tear very easily.
Once your gold leaf is added, you have to remove the excess by brushing if off with a soft brush.
I found the best and neatest way to do this is to brush it off into shopping bag.
In fact, I have a shopping bag just for that occasion!
Remove the painters tape and they are ready to go!
You could use these for flowers, or even necklace holders, or just display them as they are. You could also put Fairy lights in them.
I decided to use mine as candle holders (Always use proper safety precautions when using candles.). Battery-operated taper candles are pretty cool,and there’s no fire hazard.
They looked very pretty with the white wax dripped down the sides and the gold.
I love these gold leaf wine bottles as an idea for a centerpiece, and would make a big impact across a fireplace mantel.
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