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gilded bottles


Gilded glass bottles are a specialty usually reserved for only the finest of dinning. Pure gold on glass can be quite costly! I just love the look and am pleased to have found a way to incorporate this pretty style into our everyday entertaining.

My DIY gilded bottles cost only a couple cents each to make and look so pretty filled with a festive drink. Line them up at your next celebration or make a stash to hand out as favors. Filled with something special they would also make adorable hostess gifts!

To make you own DIY gilded bottles purchase a pack of gold foil candy wrappers from your local craft store (they are about two dollars for a stack of 30 wrappers). Cut your wrappers to size using lines, shapes or whichever textures seem appealing. Using a very small amount of glue place the cut wrappers onto your bottles.

This project will work for any type of glass, use it to bring new life to plain kitchen glasses or liven up a serving dish for your next evening at home.

Photography by Jackie Wonders.

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  • Kersey
    August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    These are gorgeous! Seriously, I need some.

  • Giulia
    August 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I’d love to do this with polka dots. Great DIY, thanks!

  • w
    August 23, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    These are adorable!!! Totally doing this for my little-sis’ sweet 15!! Thanks :)
    lots of love from Argentina!

  • Lena
    August 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    You are too much-these bottles are divine!

  • Sarah {A Paper Proposal}
    August 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    You always have the most clever ideas!!! Very cute and easy!

  • Danee Kaplan
    August 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Cute project. I love gold on anything and bilgy gold=perfection. You could also do this with red-line tape and faux gold leaf but your project is certainly less expensive. Love your ideas.

  • Kristin
    August 23, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Those are so incredibly pretty!

  • Rach
    August 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    So pretty!

  • GawgusThings
    August 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

    So very simple yet what a big difference! Love it :)

  • Rebecca
    August 24, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Oh my…what a brilliant idea. You are amazing, Victoria!

  • Hannah
    August 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Awesome idea, how well do the wrappers stay on?

    • Victoria
      August 25, 2011 at 5:43 am

      Hannah, they stayed on great as a temporary update:) Anytime you are gluing paper on bottles it will not be washable, but perfect for a one time event. You could possibly coat the wrappers with modge-podge to make the look a bit more permanent.

  • bianca
    August 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

    What a great idea! I love the little horizontal lines – they remind me of fill marks on a bottle or measuring cup. I also love that it is a temporary upgrade that you could use just one time, or a couple of times. What a fun (and inexpensive) way to change things up :)

  • Hana
    August 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Wow. Simple yet stunning. I’ll have to give this a go! H xo

  • michele
    September 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Really love these. Elegant and simple.

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    July 29, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    what kind of glue did you use?

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  • arre
    August 21, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    love these and so want to do it. with the modge podge, is the metallic safe through washing?

  • lily
    August 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I absolutely adore this idea! Thanks for posting, will come in very handy when I start preparing for my birthday in October! I was wondering what drink you had in the bottles? I love the color & would fit in great with the party idea!

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    This is great, I am going to make these for Christmas, possibly filled with something homemade – I just need to figure out where to get cheap bottles from!

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  • Manisha
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    You always have a very clever ideas!!! …… nice blog


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