DIY Basics: Gold-Dipped Ceramics
You know what your home needs? Gold! Whether you’re decorating for a wedding, sprucing things up for a dinner party, or just feel like channeling your inner King Midas, these gold-dipped vases are a simple way to go for… the gold! :)
– white bud vases
– painter’s tape (we love Frog)
First off, we bought a bunch of inexpensive vases, mugs, and a utensil holder over on Amazon. Now it’s time to paint!
Use painter’s tape to cover the section of your vase that you want to remain white. Keep wrapping until the whole white part is covered.
For larger pieces, you might want to use Saran wrap or a plastic bag to cover up the bulk of the part that you want to keep white. This way you won’t waste tons of painter’s tape.
Now… spray! We can’t get enough of our gold spray paint. Spray 2 coats and let dry for about 20 minutes.
And now comes the satisfying part. Peel off that tape and woohoo! Clean lines, gilded vases, and the whole shebang.
Add a few berry-like buds, leaves, and you’ve got a gorgeous little scene.
What are your go-to projects for a quick spruce up? Talk to us in the comments below.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!