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
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.
Imitation gold leaf, $10 for a 5 1/2" square booklet, nycentralart.com
- River stones
- Gilding adhesive
- Soft-bristle brush
- Rubber gloves
Apply gilding adhesive with a brush to a stone; let dry until clear and tacky to the touch, about 20 minutes.
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.