Gold spray paint has got to be one of my favourite things in my craft cupboard. It’s actually amazing how good things can turn out with a bit of gold love!
I’ve steered clear of spray painting projects in the past because I’ve always assumed it would be difficult to get a perfect finish, but whatdya know, it’s actually super easy! As long as you do multiple light coats, and let it dry in between, the world is your spray paint oyster.
If you live in an apartment with only a tiny balcony like me and thought spray painting wasn’t for you, think again – find yourself a giant box and just spray your items inside the box! Totally mess free.
Quick tip – don’t try metallic spray paint on quite porous materials like cotton rope or fabric though, as it will never have quite the same chromey gold finish. You could try a primer first but still I would recommend just sticking with things like wicker, plastic, glass, plastic-y rope etc and you’ll be fine.
My latest spray paint victim was this rope vase I crafted up on the weekend. I’m loving the textured effect with the metallic gold and as such have also painted a wicker basket that I had laying around home!
- Gold spray paint
- Hot glue gun
Heat up your glue gun and run a line of glue around the bottom of the jar and hold your rope in place. Then just start wrapping it around, and around, and around.
No need to glue every part of rope, I just dabbed a bit every 10cm or so.
Apply a good amount of glue for the final row, to keep it all in place.
When you’ve reached the absolute top, cut your rope on an angle so it almost sits flush with the bottom row.
I popped a good amount of glue on the rope end to keep it from fraying too.
Now for the fun part!
Safety first peeps – always cover your mouth with a mask (or use an old scarf tied around your face like I did) those fumes are nasty.
I placed a lid on top of my jar to protect the inside, but it really doesn’t matter either way as you won’t see the inside once there’s flowers in the vase.
Give it one good coat, allow to dry, then flip it over and spray from upside down – this helps to ensure all bits of the rope are nicely covered.
Leave it until you think it’s dry, and then leave it longer. Don’t do as I did and get impatient and put it on your table only to find the bottom isn’t 100% dry! (noooo)
And there you have it. A super easy idea and sure beats a plain vase any day!
Have you sprayed some items gold before? Or have I inspired you to give it a go maybe??