Monday, January 12, 2015

DIY Faux Coral

Recently, I looked at a show home that had the most beautiful faux coral displayed on a bathroom shelf.    I knew I wanted something similar for my own home so I started looking online to find out where I could buy my own.  After a bit of searching, I realized faux coral is pretty pricy and larger pieces sell for upwards of $89 from Z-Gallery!
Luckily, I found a way to create your own faux coral for WAY cheaper!  I used a few old craft supplies I already had on hand, together with a cheap plastic fish tank accessory I purchased at Walmart to create this gorgeous, eye-catching decoration for only $5!

Gold faux coral decor piece for your home.


What you will need:
- Plastic fishtank coral
- School glue
- Small paintbrush
- Gold or silver spray paint (I used Rustolium in "champaign mist")
- Gold or Silver glitter (I used Martha Stewart in "yellow gold")

Cheap and easy DIY sparkly gold faux coral decor piece for your home - Step 1.
1. Spray paint the entire piece of coral with silver or gold paint. (This may take several coats!) Let the paint dry completely before moving to the next step!

Cheap and easy DIY sparkly gold faux coral decor piece for your home - Step 2.


2. Using a small paint brush, coat just the tips of the coral with school glue.

Cheap and easy DIY sparkly gold faux coral decor piece for your home - Step 3.


3. Before the glue dries, pour a generous coat of glitter on top, then turn the coral upside down and tap to remove any excess glitter that has not stuck to the glue.

Cheap and easy DIY sparkly gold faux coral decor piece for your home - Step 4.


And voila!  Your DIY faux coral is ready to be used as a gorgeous display piece in your home!

Easy DIY sparkly gold coral decor piece for your home.

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