DIY Gold Dipped Votives

I almost feel guilty posting this as a project…This was literally the cheapest and easiest DIY I’ve ever attempted. No lie. These DIY gold dipped votives cost me under $5 and took less than 3 minutes. After loving metallics in my holiday decor so much, I began thinking of how I could incorporate more gold into my formal living room. I’ve seen some of the “gold dipped” projects on Pinterest lately and figured it couldn’t hurt to try it out. Had I known it would be this easy, I would’ve made them as gifts! Oh well, next Christmas.

DIY Instructions:
1. Pour gold paint in paper plate.
2. Roll votive rims in the paint and let excess paint drip back onto the plate.

3. Turn right side up and allow to dry.

That’s it!

 The silver and gold trays were purchased before Christmas. They cost me a whopping $4 at Michael’s.  As of now, the candles have landed on the mantel. (“Busty Lady” found a new home.) My mantel changes every month it seems…I just can’t get a good fix on it.  Come February, I’m sure something will have shifted again. Does anyone else have a space like this that you just can’t seem to get right?!

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    1. says

      Love it! So easy and so chic! I love cheap and easy projects :)

      I found you through Frugal Girls and I’m glad I did. I’m your newest follower!

      As for the mantel, yes, I know what you mean! That’s why I set out to change mine weekly for a year. It definitely helps to rotate everything across it and by the end of my year, surely I will have found a keeper 😉


    2. says

      Cute idea! I have a mantle that changes all the time, I love that it makes the room look new. Now if I could only find the perfect way to arrange my furniture in there, I would be all set.

    3. says

      Great project. Easy and cheap are the best!

      A thought on the mantel, it’s not so much about not being able to get it right, because all of your looks are great!, I think it’s more about having a place to change things up without having to commit to a whole room change.

      Great blog. Keep it up!

    4. says

      Heather, you always have such classy ideas (and beautiful pics)! You WOULD pick an adorable paper plate to work with. ; )

      Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

      ~Abbie (

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