Project

Wishbones

These are lovely as part of a table setting or as finishing touches on special gifts.

Wishbones

Photography: Bryan Gardner

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2013

Introduction

"Every year, my younger sister and I received presents from my grandmother, each embellished with a wishbone that was spray-painted gold. This year, I decided to give this symbol of good luck an update, using a more contemporary palette for the craft."

 

- Eric Pike, editor in chief

 

Sources

Multisurface craft paint, $2 for 2 oz., and liquid gilding, $7 for 3/4 oz.; by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com

materials

  • Wishbones

  • Sandpaper

  • Acrylic craft paint

  • Gold paint

steps

  1. Clean and dry wishbones, then lightly sand them.

  2. Brush on two coats of acrylic craft paint, let dry, and then dip them in gold paint for accents.

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