Gold is making a major debut this season, and I am loving it! Anything metallic is a perfect addition to any type of decor, especially during Christmas, because of the pretty reflections it creates. To add some sparkle, I picked up a pack of gold foil and clear acrylic letters from Hobby Lobby. I chose letters that spell: JOY, but any saying and/or initials would be so cute! I could see these being turned into stocking holders in the future.. maybe another DIY?!
Gold Foil package
2 Sponge brushes (one for glue, one for applying the foil)
Plates or bowls for the foil and glue
Total time: 30 minutes (not counting drying time)
Step 1: Gold Foil & Mod Podge
Hello, gorgeous! At this point my heart was racing with excitement!
Step 2: Paint on Glue
TIP: apply the glue to the “backside” of the letter. The clear acrylic shows the gold on the other side, and keeps the letter looking clean. Mod Podge worked great for getting the foil to stick. Be sure to spread a thin amount, and work in stages so the glue doesn’t dry too fast.
Step 3: Pick Out Pieces
Once you’ve applied some glue, start picking out foil pieces. I payed special attention to pick out various sizes of flakes to add some interest. Be sure to unfold some flakes, they like to stick together.
Step 4: Place it and Pat it
Once you’ve places some foil (I used my fingers), being gently patting it down with a clean/ dry sponge brush. The foil is very delicate so be gentle!
Repeat steps 2-4 until all your letters are covered! Once it’s dry, take your nail to flake off the over hang to create a clean edge. I let the letters dry overnight before brushing another coat of Mod Podge over the foil to seal in everything.
Step 5: Enjoy!
For such a simple process, I couldn’t be more happy with how the letters turned out! I wanted mine to have more gaps in between foil, but feel free to place it however you’d like! I just love how the light reflects through the letters. Gold not your color? Silver foil would make a really pretty alternative!