Florists have been using these quick-dry floral paints for decades
Metallic paints of Gold, Silver, and Copper are ideal for holiday decorating.
Fall pumpkins, corn, squash, gourds, pine cones, etc., when sprayed gold, make a pretty transition to Christmas.
Gather branches, pine cones, pods, berries, and transform them for decorative wreaths, window boxes and centerpieces.
Collect mismatched pots, vases, boxes, or ornaments and then spray with copper for Thanksgiving, gold for Christmas and silver for New Year’s.
Look at everyday items in a new light. You can ‘gild’ almost anything – glass, wood, paper, fabrics, leaves, even candles!
A rough-textured item will be accentuated by the paint and a smooth textured one will become very shiny.
Experiment – you will find some items dry almost immediately and others take some time. And have fun!
Stems of red-twig dogwood,
sprays of hemlock and
gilded nine-bark stems with leaves still attached
make an elegant entry container!
Tips for the Winter
Winter is a great time for gardeners to take stock, tidy up, protect plants and plan ahead. And have a look at our seasonal decorating ideas!Winter Articles