Rustic-Glam DIY Christmas

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blueprint Social for Martha Stewart Crafts
by Plaid. All opinions are 100% mine.
Do you ever like to mix something simple with something gorgeous
Kind of like wearing a beautiful piece of jewelry with your favorite jeans.
Pearls and cowboy boots.
Burlap and a little bling.
Martha Stewart Crafts gave me just the inspiration 
to mix rustic with sparkle, here is what I came up with.
I used two Dollar Tree glass vases attached with E-6000 to two glass candle holders,
also from Dollar Tree to create the Snowflake Hurricane Lights.  Using the matte
decoupage finish first as a base to which I smoothed the cut-outs over, then as a 
sealer once they were dry.  I love that the matte finish gave the glass a lovely frosted
finish once it was dry.
Don’t you love it when a project really goes like you were hoping?
Next I used the Martha Stewart Crafts gilding sheets and adhesive to apply a super glimmery 
silver finish to two votives.  I have not used this before and it was really easy (my fave.)
Below is what the glass vases with candle holders attached looked like before I 
applied the matte finish (which by the way is dishwasher safe!)

I used a dark graphite spray paint to first paint the stand below that is actually
an old cake pan attached to a tall inverted flower pot.  After it was dry, I used
a bit of sandpaper to remove some of the paint.  I applied a coat of the gilding
adhesive first, then once is was dry to a tacky stage, applied the silver leaf
sheets by pressing and smoothing them over the surface all around the stand.
It as so easy and fun! Martha Stewart Crafts line can be found at Michaels 
or in Plaid’s online store too.  
I am just loving silver and white mixed with natural materials like burlap and wood right now.

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! How clever are you!!
    Suzyq

  2. This is a fabulous look! I'm sure it will be very popular this season. Thanks for telling us about these products.

  3. Stunning Tanya! I love the way the matte decoupage went on glass- I didn't realize it would do that. I love the rustic glam mix – so pretty!! That cake pan/pot tray is a stroke of brilliance as well!!

  4. Beautiful!! I love the gilding sheets. I haven't seen those yet. So fun!

  5. So beautiful! I love how the matte decoupage created a frosted effect! Love the entire ensemble!

  6. You totally rocked this campaign!! It looks amazing!!! 🙂 Definitely pinning. XOXO

  7. Everything is gorgeous! Really cool how the matte decoupage creates that frost effect.

  8. Fab ideas for uoscaling found items. I especially like the silvering.

  9. So pretty Tanya! I love the rustic glam look too – I'll have to try those gilding sheets. Pinned!

  10. I am loving the rustic glam. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party? Hope to see you there!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

  11. love how you put this altogether definitely glam

  12. Love them Tanya! I need to try those gilding sheets. Have a great day and thanks for sharing at my party!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

  13. I love it all. dont you love the Dollar Stores…that cake pan with inverted pot is GENIUS! Love it!

  14. This is beautiful, so creative! May have to break out my doilies and make some for my mantle

  15. Really pretty! I love that you have a tutorial too!
    I would love if you link this posts to my Monday party tomorrow! XO
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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    Karin

  17. Very pretty display, Tanya. What a perfect mix!

  18. So beautiful!! Did you make the adorable burlap wreath also? Love it all!

  19. Such a clever idea! I love how you made those ornaments a rustic christmas decor. Loved it. Thanks for hosting those other Christmas ornaments.

    Regards,
    Prasad
    Christmas table decorations

  20. your rustic ornaments and decorations for this holiday is just perfect! The frosty ornament delights, the rustic touch, everything are just amazing! Thanks for sharing these rustic Christmas decorating ideas here. Just came very handy this holiday!

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