Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gilded Walnut Ornaments

My friend Bridget is a historian. I was talking about ornaments with her and she suggested making gilded walnuts - a popular Victorian Christmas tradition. Instead of using gold leaf, though, let's use gold acrylic paint instead, okay?

Luckily, I had some gold paint left over from when my friend Jen and I dressed as computer parts for Halloween two years ago...


To make gilded walnut ornaments, you'll need:

gold paint
straight pins

Paint the walnuts (I had to paint them one side at a time in order to not totally cover my hands in gold paint):

Once the walnuts are gilded, fold your ribbon into a loop and, using a straight pin, pin the loop onto the walnut.

Enjoy hanging these old timey ornaments and stay homey!


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