Learn how to upcycle décor using Dixie Shine. This gold embellishing product takes ordinary items and turns them into unique treasures!
Today, I’m going to show you how I used a $6.00 clearance faux plant and stepped it up a notch with Dixie Shine! This is a great example of how to upcycle décor into something that fits your style and saves you money. So, grab those outdated pieces sitting in your basement or a few cheap finds from the Dollar Tree and let’s make them into something special.
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What you’ll need to create your own treasures with Dixie Shine:
- Décor of your choice!
- Gold Dixie Shine
- Stick With Me Dixie Shine Glue
- Artist Brushes
- Chip Brush
- Black Best Dang Wax
These are the three items I decided to add Gold Dixie Shine to. First up was the $6.00 planter.
I started by drawing a line around the base of the planter to give me a guide when applying the Stick With Me Glue. This special adhesive is designed to work with Dixie Shine and give maximum hold upon application.
Then, I used a small brush to apply a thin layer of the glue to the area where I wanted to add the Dixie Shine.
Let the glue dry until tacky.
Once the glue is tacky, it’s time to add the Dixie Shine.
I wrapped the Dixie Shine product around the base of the planter.
Then, I used a chip brush to tap the product into the crevices on the planter’s surface.
Finally, I peeled back the extra product to reveal the area where the Dixie Shine had been applied.
Now, let’s do the same thing to a small decorative bird.
Just as I did with the planter, I first added a layer of Stick With Me Glue all over the bird’s surface.
Let the glue become tacky.
Then, I started adding the Dixie Shine. I pressed the product onto the surface using my fingers, peeling back the extra and moving onto another area of the surface.
Continue this process until the entire surface is covered.
I decided to add a bit of Black Best Dang Wax to the bird to tone down the gold color a tad.
This step also highlighted all of the bird’s crevices.
To finish off this project, I added the Dixie Shine to a small riser. I have fun plans for this piece!
Again, add a layer of glue, let dry until tacky and then begin adding the Dixie Shine.
I added the Dixie Shine to the entire surface until it was covered.
And here are my final pieces styled together!
Since all of the pieces have the same gold look, the riser can be used to elevate both the bird and the pot. That pop of gold gives an elegant look without the high price tag!
What décor pieces could you upgrade with Dixie Shine?
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