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Kentucky Derby® Party DIY: Gold Horse Decals

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Kentucky Derby Craft - Gold Horse Decals

This is my very favorite kind of DIY project – SO easy and SO effective! I used it to theme up lots of decor elements for my recent Derby Style Inspired Party, created in celebration of the new Kentucky Derby® Red Blend by 14 Hands Wine.


All you need for this project is gold spray paint and a sheet of horse themed stickers. Just make sure that the stickers have a nice die-cut silhouette shape to them – like the set shown here, which I found in the scrapbook aisle at Michaels.

Once you’ve got your materials, prep a spray painting surface outside. Since sticker sheets are small, you can just use a large piece of scrap cardboard like I did here, or lay down a small tarp or large plastic trash bag. Spray one light coat of gold paint first and let it dry for a few minutes. This coat kind of acts like a “primer” and doesn’t need to be pretty. Then, spray a 2nd coat so that you end up with a nice, even coverage. Done!


Let the stickers dry for a few minutes, and you’re ready to use them! Easy, right? I stuck them on wood crates to make themed stands and risers for the party…


….and onto these DIY ties to make a Derby style inspired party garland! (Tutorial coming next week.)


The decals also looked great on painted mason jars:


Hope you have some fun with these! The other great thing is that this project is super versatile, so you can use the same concept to make golden silhouette decals for other themes too.

Find lots more “Derby Style” party inspiration on the full party post right here, and learn how to make the Wine Glass Fascinators pictured above (on image #3) here.

P.S. Click here to find the Kentucky Derby® Red Blend or your other favorite 14 Hands wines at a store near you.

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  1. @14handswine April 24, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    These gold horse decals look elegant, but they’re simple to make! @HWTM_Jenn shows us how:
    http://t.co/s7ryqy0jgZ #14HandsDerby #KyDerby

  2. @HWTM_Jenn April 25, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    How to make your own (easy!) gold silhouette decals (like I did for the @14handswine #KYDerby party): http://t.co/1JrnWFTqDl #14HandsDerby

  3. […] To give this garland a little more obvious “Derby flair” , I also added little Gold Derby Silhouette Decals to the finished ties. These are essentially silhouette style horse themed stickers that I spray […]

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