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Gold Tabletop Stones

Transform any smooth stone with imitation gold leaf. Alternatively, you can achieve the same metallic luster effect using liquid gilding.

Photography: Seth Smoot

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

We like to think that they can be used in multiple ways: arrange clusters of them around the table as a centerpiece, anchor place cards, or display them as a simple decoration.

materials

  • River stones
  • Gilding adhesive
  • Soft-bristle brush
  • Paintbrush
  • Rubber gloves

steps

  1. Apply gilding adhesive with a brush to a stone; let dry until clear and tacky to the touch, about 20 minutes.

  2. Wearing gloves, drape a gold leaf sheet over stone, and smooth with fingertips. Burnish with a soft-bristle brush. Continue until stone is covered. Let dry 24 hours.

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