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DIY Copper Gilded Flatware

DIY Copper Gilded Flatware by @cydconverse

My favorite DIY projects are absolutely the ones that are quick, simple and budget-friendly while still packing a big visual punch. This project fits that bill, making it one of my favorite recent DIY endeavors. We’re talking about taking basic, inexpensive thrift store flatware and making it something really special with the addition of a metallic finish. I chose copper, but you can customize it with whatever finish speaks to you. So easy, so pretty. I think this entire project cost me about $6, including the paint, the majority of which I have left for another project. Love that!

DIY Copper Gilded Flatware by @cydconverse

You can find the complete tutorial in all of it’s easy as pie glory over at Momtastic today! If you’re planning an upcoming brunch or dinner party, I definitely recommend this one. You can give your place settings a whole new look without breaking the bank and this project is perfect for even the most novice of crafters. DIY copper gilded flatware. Love it. As always, if you give this one a try, share a photo with me on Instagram – I’d love to take a look!

p.s. If you have an eagle eye, you’ll have already spied my pretty copper flatware in action here and here.


[Photos by Cyd Converse for Momtastic.]

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Friday 6th of November 2015

[…] can even easily give a dose of gold to your inexpensive flatware and Cyd of The Sweetest Occasion shows us the easy […]


Wednesday 25th of March 2015

Hi, can you wash them in the dishwaser?? I would like to do this on some cutlery and use them daily but I'm to lazy to wash them by hand every. :)


Thursday 26th of February 2015

this seems unsafe to eat off of.


Saturday 28th of February 2015

Hi Jessica! While I get your concern, there is really nothing unsafe about this project. The parts of the utensils that come in contact with food are covered at all times and are not altered in any way. I hope this helps and thanks! :-)

Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

Thursday 15th of January 2015

This is fantastic, I am in love with copper and it would make such an easy accent for any kind of party.


Tuesday 13th of January 2015

Thanks, Monique! Thanks, Courtney! And yes, light pink for Valentine's Day would be so pretty! Best thing is this is so inexpensive you could do it as often as you like for any occasion. :-)

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