Gold Nuggets Decorative Accents

Do you buy "just in case" items? I do all the time when it comes to crafting. My latest buy was picking up some decorative accent white pebbles and a couple of vases from the dollar store . . . just in case I come up with a different idea on what to do with them other than the usual filler in a container project. It didn't take me long to get inspired and create something. Using small rocks or pebbles, glass vases, silicone adhesive and spray paint, I made a couple of gold nuggets decorative accent pieces - great to hold candles, LED light and even flowers!
After cleaning the glass with soap and water and drying, wipe down with rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining oily residue. Then, in a well ventilated area, spread silicone adhesive on a portion of the clean glass vase. With the glass placed on a covered work surface, sprinkle the small rocks over the silicone (it's a fast grab and E6000 is not). Continue adding pebbles until the glued area is covered.
Fold a piece of plastic wrap and lay it over the pebbles, applying pressure down and squeezing the pebbles close together at sides. Allow the silicone to set up for a couple of hours.
Add additional silicone to the glass next to the set pebbles and spread over another portion as before, sprinkling more pebbles, using cling wrap to flatten and squeezing the small rocks together until the vase is completely covered with pebbles. Allow to dry 12-24 hours.
To prepare the vase for painting, stuff plastic grocery bags in the cavity and tape the edges with painter's tape before spraying with Rustoleum metallic spray paint.
Now the small pebbles look like "gold nuggets," don't they?
You can place a LED battery powered light inside to emit a lovely glow . . .
or just place battery powered candles on top for an awesome decorative look!
For a complete tutorial on what you can do with these just in case decorative accent pebbles visit my craft blog at:
Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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