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


"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



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


  • Wishbones
  • Sandpaper
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Gold paint


  1. Step 1

    Clean and dry wishbones, then lightly sand them.

  2. Step 2

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

Martha Stewart Living, November 2013

Reviews (1)

  • 7 Nov, 2013

    This is a wonderful idea but since I didn't have any wishbones I searched online and found some @ I ordered them a few days ago and they arrived today. I can't wait to get started on this project. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and I hope all your wishes come true!