Gilding the lily

A wedding does call for a bit of sparkle and as we have been celebrating harvest time this week I thought it was high time we introduced a bit of bling.

Am thinking coppers and burnished golds, either as little touches here and there to catch the light or all out show stoppers.

It doesn’t have to be money-is-no-object budget busting, with a little bit of imagination and a whole lot of gold leaf, a sprinkle of glitter, copper and gold paint spray you can add as much bling as your heart desires.

Follow the links for the diy’s to make your own – acorn napkin holder, sparkly corn, glitter and spray painted pumpkins (Images: Tip Junkie, Martha Stewart, Wild Ink Press)

Transform tablescapes, add gilded plate chargers and gold rimmed glasses, glitz up your dessert table and bling up your chairs.

Take inspiration from these tables and follow the links for more ideas – Table 1 gold and lace, Table 2 bright gold pumpkins and blue, Gold lace chair cover, Table 3 pale gold, hessian and blue striped runner. (Images: Martha Stewart, ElizabethAnne Designs, By Stephanie Lynn)

For the ultimate midas touch add edible gold leaf to your desserts

For more inspirations and the recipe for the truffle follow the links – Dessert table, Chocolate cake with gilded pumpkin decoration, Cake pops, Chocolate truffle with edible gold leaf. (Images: ElizabethAnne Designs, Martha Stewart, Taartjesvanan, Just Food Now)

I did a blog post earlier this year on gilding and spray painting fruit and vegetables for table decor with links to lots of easy to follow tutorials – click here for details

I expect to see lots of pretty golden tables up and down the country this autumn! Do let me know if you try any of these ideas out, feel free to share your photos with me to post on the blog and please let me know what you think of this weeks Harvest Festival inspiration – your comments are always welcome :)

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