Transform dollar store glass vases into a designer-style trio of snowy reindeer
Transform some plain glass vases into a trio of snowy reindeer that look more like something from a fancy catalog than DIY from the dollar store. And they've got that special holiday sparkle thanks to the silver gilding on the reindeer & a glittery finish on the snow covered bottom.
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I like to work on a piece of waxed paper since it's an easy, disposable work surface. I just put a blob of paint right on it and work from there and then toss it when done. I brushed on a layer of paint in vertical strokes. When it dried I did the next two coats horizontally so the brush strokes wouldn't be as noticeable and there was good coverage.
Tape on stencils just above snowy ground. Carefully brush on the clear gilding adhesive. A little goes a long way so don't be too generous or it could seep under the edges of your stencil (I learned that the hard way). To make it easier to avoid that around some of the edges, press down the stencil in that area with one hand while dabbing adhesive with the other. Then remove the stencils and allow the adhesive to set for about 20 minutes. It should feel nearly try and a little tacky to the touch when ready.