Tuesday, May 31 2016

Spotted: Glam. Gold. Balloon DIY.

A photo posted by Veronica Halim (@truffypi) on


Often DIY projects come along and I’m like, “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?” A similar phenomenon occurs with sightings of abstract art pieces that strike my fancy: I snap a pic and think I can replicate it for under $50 and have it up on my walls by the weekend. Oh yeah, that works out 100% of the time.

The results of doing something yourself aren’t always going to be display-worthy (I was less than heartbroken when I left my mini Jackson Pollock at an old apartment, for example) and that’s why I love this project I spied on @truffypi‘s Instagram this past weekend.

Yes, it’s working with metallic foil which is A MENACE, and the finickiest sticks-to-itself-and-everything-but-what-you-want-it-to substance, but getting a gold foil smear on a balloon? BABIES could do this (baby shower idea? hellooo) with the finished product looking nothing short of Lady Gaga-BDay, drop-dead fabulous. PLUS there are so many options. You could also do rose gold (heart eyes emoji) on white balloons for a wedding, or gold on mint, silver on navy—all great ideas you can put into production trying to use up the rest of your Martha Stewart foil transfer packet.

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Martha Stewart Crafts Foil Transfer Sheets from Michaels (in copper, gold, silver). Could not get a decent photo of these to save my life.

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