Lux for less: How to gild glasses with faux gold leaf

Gold leafing adds glamour to anything it graces, but the process of applying it can be tedious and time-consuming. It also involves several supplies, such as a gilding cushion, gilder's brush, primer, topcoat and more. Luckily, there's no need to rush out to the hobby shop for a slew of expensive tools. This utterly simple DIY adds opulence to drinkware for a fraction of the fuss, and no one will know the difference.
A set of gold-flecked glasses can elevate drinkware from common kitchen staples to party-perfect tumblers. This project adds a simple band around the bottom of the glass for a timeless style, while more elaborate shapes could impart an Art Deco flair. By playing with the positioning of the painter's tape you can create endless customizations. Dream up a unique design, then fill a glass and take a sip from the lap of luxury.
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Materials
- Short tumbler glass
- Painter's tape
- Liquid leaf paint in gold
- Paintbrush
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Instructions
1. Wrap the painter's tape around the glass about 1/4 inches from the bottom.
2. Paint the glass below the tape with the liquid leaf. Allow it to dry.
3. Repeat to create a full set of glasses.
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