DIY gold spot vase in an autumn vignette - The World of Suzy Homemaker: | @SuzyHomemakerUK

The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted something distinctly Suzy-ish on this year’s autumn mantel.

Did ya see what I did there?

This gold spot vase was born a couple of years ago, after I made a pact to get more creative around OneandSeventy without spending loads of pennies.

Clearly, that does not apply to Halloween!

When autumn appears so does the vase; there’s just something about brown and gold that makes you feel all warm and cozy, don’tchya think?

Cosy brown and white autumn vignette - The World of Suzy Homemaker: | @SuzyHomemakerUK

I found a plain brown bud vase in a charity shop and it was perfectly fine as it was, but I fancied something a bit more interesting.

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So, armed with some gold metallic acrylic paint and a toothpick, I went a little dotty!

Nothing new there, then!

With no real pattern in mind, I just dived right in.

I gave the vase a bit of a clean, squidged out a dollop of ‘Splendid Gold’ Metallic paint onto a saucer and used the toothpick to dab the paint straight onto the vase.

DIY gold spot vase - The World of Suzy Homemaker: | @SuzyHomemakerUK

After an oddly therapeutic 30 minutes or so…

…Ta da!

DIY gold spot vase - The World of Suzy Homemaker: | @SuzyHomemakerUK

The finished project is for display purposes only, although I have used it quite happily as a vase. I’m just careful not to get it too wet, or rub the decoration. Acrylic paint isn’t waterproof. I certainly wouldn’t shove it in the dishwasher; just a gentle wipe over with a cloth is enough of a clean. You could seal it I suppose but for me, I didn’t see the point.

What do you think? This is such a simple upcycle, anyone can do it. I defy anyone who says they don’t have a creative bone in their body to give it a try.

As always, I’d love to hear from you. Drop a comment below to let me know, or come on over to Facebook or Instagram to join in the chat.

Maybe you have some old treasures lying around that you could spotify!

A hui hou,

With love from @SuzyHomemakerUK



DIY gold spot vase in an autumn vignette - The World of Suzy Homemaker: | @SuzyHomemakerUK

This project first appeared on The World of Suzy Homemaker on 27th January 2015

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