I made the most incredible Rose Gold Candlesticks today. I used wooden candlesticks and covered them with Rose Gold Metal Leaf.
Look what I made! These DIY Rose Gold candlesticks are the best. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and amazing looking!
I know what you are thinking.
“Wait, she is doing another metal leaf craft?”
I am! And if you haven’t tried this it is so easy. And it looks so cool.
Here is what the wooden candlesticks looked like before I did my “project”.
Here is how they looked afterwards.
So why not make another?
There is something about combining pink and rose gold (or copper) that makes me happy. The color combination on this table is just fabulous. Look at these photos!
Of course you could make these with silver leaf or gold leaf. Or even pink leaf!
Before I get started on the DIY instructions, I have to tell you about a big GOOF I made on my first attempt to make these.
One of the products I bought last year for gold leafing is called a “sealer.” I assumed it went on the top of the metal leaf to “seal it”. Right?
I started making the wooden candlesticks. I covered them in the special adhesive glue, let it dry, and guess what? The glue soaked into the wood and the leaf would not stick!
I picked up the bottle of sealer and read the directions. I realized it was supposed to be used on porous surfaces (like wood) BEFORE you add the glue.
So I started all over again. I put the sealer on first, let it dry, and then added the adhesive glue.
And it worked perfectly.
Note to self: always read the directions first.
What You Need to Make Rose Gold Candlesticks
One package of Imitation Leaf Gold Rose for Gilding for Crafting (you can also use any color)
Assorted paint brushes
Gray Acrylic Paint
This was my first attempt to add metallic leaf to wooden candlesticks.
Once I realized my mistake, I went back and painted on the sealer, let it dry, and then added the glue.
I let the glue sit for about fifteen minutes and then gently laid the sheets of rose gold foil on top. I continued to add the foil until all areas were covered.
Let the glue dry. Using your fingers, gently rub the foil so that all of the extra pieces are smooth (as seen on the right side)..
I used grey acrylic paint to add some “aging” to the candlesticks.
You should watch the video to see how this is done.
Add that’s it! You are done.
Don’t these look amazing?
The Copper Taper Candlesticks in this photo have always been my favorite candlesticks. Of course, I love my new DIY Rose Gold metal leaf ones as much.
Maybe even more!
I hope you will try to make these candlesticks. They are easy and fun to make.
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