Gild All the Things! (Except These 3 Things)

Give a golden touch to (almost) all of your favorite things.

As a James Bond fan, I love (secondary) Bond Girl Jill Masterson from the 1964 film Goldfinger. In the film she was painted in head-to-toe gold paint which led to skin suffocation and her character's untimely death. This goes under the "what not to gild" category.

I'm like, "What can I dip in gold paint?" If you're in the "METALLIC ALL THE THINGS!" camp like me, then here's a guide to what can and cannot handle the power of liquid gilding. That stuff is powerful, y'all.

Will It Gild? Find Out! 00:28

We test out materials to find out which ones gild and which ones don't.

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Gilding and Framing Botanicals

Gilding and Framing Botanicals

Gilding and Framing Botanicals

How to Gild Botanicals

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Feather Necklace

Gilded Feather Necklace 02:42

Learn how to make a chic, metallic feather necklace.


Update a Basic White Plate With a Gilded Edge

Update a Basic White Plate With a Gilded Edge

Create the look of a glided edge by using a gold metallic paint pen.

Photo by: Rustic White Photography, LLC

Rustic White Photography, LLC

Updates to Basic Plates

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Gold-Dipped Vases

Gold-Dipped Vases

DIY vase project with gold paint

Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D

Alison Gootee/Studio D


Hand-Dipped Flatware 01:42

Create party-ready flatware with liquid gilding.


Gold Paper Mache Bowls

Gold Paper Mache Bowls

Photo by: Chelsea Costa

Chelsea Costa

Serving Trays

Make Your Own Rustic Dessert Serving Trays

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