Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Easy Holiday Decor: Golden Pears

Merry Christmas Eve, darlings!

Today I am sharing a super quick and inexpensive holiday decor DIY. Oh, and it's incredibly easy! This is perfect for any last-minute decor if you're having friends and family over for any type of Christmas get-together. Happy spray painting!

The decorative pear in its original green color. I intended to remove the string loop at the top, but I had a strange feeling that if I cut it off I'd immediately think of the perfect use for it so I didn't. By the way, I still haven't thought of that perfect use, but the extra string loops don't bother me too much.
Love this blog post from Chris Loves Julia on which gold spray paint is best (and what do you know, she's spray painting faux pears!). 
No, I didn't add those little round beads, although you certainly could if wanted to apply a layer of glue and sprinkle something similar on for a little extra flair (try these). You could even use gold glitter spray paint instead!

No complicated DIY steps here.. I just spread out a bit of scrap newspaper on the back deck and got to it. The paint dries so quickly that I came back between 5 and 10 minutes to rotate them and spray the bottoms. This project took 20 minutes tops including the drying time--so it's ideal if you're tidying up or doing a little baking at the same time!
 
 This DIY project was practically free as my Mr. already had these random green decorative pears on-hand. And this is also one of the easiest DIY decor projects I have ever done with results that are hard to mess up. They instantly add holiday decor to nearly any room--all you have to do is arrange them in a fancy bowl or in a tall vase. I also love the idea of using them as place settings (seen here on Freutcake).

Purchase your faux fruit at the Dollar TreeWalmart, or your local craft store.

XOXO,
R

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tip on the spray paint!! SUPER HELPFUL!

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