6 Faux Metallic Projects with Tin Foil

Tin foil is not just for cooking, my friends.  There are plenty of ways to put aluminum foil to work in a DIY project to get a metallic finish that can look pretty darn close a real metallic finish.  Being that tin foil is technically metal already, it’s effect makes it look that much more real, in my opinion.  It’s a pretty versatile material and here are a variety of creative ways tin foil has been used for a faux metallic finish to some surprising otherwise boring items.  


Faux metallic projects using tin foil


Faux metallic bling for the bedroom – Red Hen Home

Red Hen Home turned two bedside tables glam-glamorous by covering the furniture with aluminum foil and decoupage.


Faux metallic button – Scraptus.blogspot

Scraptus.blogspot used tin foil and a Big Shot embossing machine to create this fabulous new look for these buttons…oh the possibilities for boring buttons when covered with foil.


DIY faux metallic greeting cards – Taming the Goblin

Taming the Goblin, a kid-friendly website, made thank you cards with cardstock, hot glue and tin foil.  Any project that stirs the creativity for the little ones is a cool project in my book, but what’s more is the many ways this project can be used, like labels for organizing a kid’s room, making inspiring signage, name plates…  What kid wouldn’t love to see their name in 3D?


Faux metallic Anthropologie inspired letter – The Space Between

The Space Between Blog not only used alum foil to nail this Anthro metallic letter knock-off, but offers a great tutorial on how to actually make the letter itself.  Whom of us wouldn’t love to see our initials in 3D?


Faux silver leaf wall texture – Positively Splendid

The Ivy Cottage Blog (sharing at Positively Splendid)  glammed up an entire wall with a faux metallic wall technique using aluminum foil.  This is a great tutorial for covering a full wall, partial wall, furniture piece, table top, or any type of larger item.


Faux antique silver eggs – Just Crafty Enough

Just Crafty Enough covered faux eggs with tin foil and gave them a classy, vintage look with some antique stain.  Move over golden eggs because seeing a nest of these would certainly catch my eye in a table centerpiece or in a vignette on a mantel.  This gets me thinking about how many other random objects could be perked up with interest by being covered with foil.

I think it’s interesting how using aluminum foil can create a metallic look that ranges from a glam style to the functional/industrial look to antique and vintage inspired.  I have some crafty ideas spinning around in my head for putting tin foil to the challenge around here, how about you?

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Thanks for stopping by ~ Amy


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7 Responses to 6 Faux Metallic Projects with Tin Foil

  1. Anne@designdreams February 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    Cool! Love the eggs!!

  2. Danni@SiloHillFarm February 15, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    I can’t stop looking at those night stands! So cool! Love the eggs too! Another fun roundup!

  3. Sherry February 15, 2015 at 10:20 am #

    This is so intriguing! I’ve never thought about using tin foil to craft with. Hmmm…. you got me to thinking Amy! Great post!

  4. chris aka monkey February 15, 2015 at 11:28 am #

    cool post amy thanks love the look xx

  5. Feral Turtle February 16, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    What a great roundup of ideas Amy. I have to say I love those eggs and of course those night stands are gorgeous!

  6. Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel February 16, 2015 at 9:32 am #

    This is fabulous Amy! I’ve never thought of crafting with tin foil, but of course it’s a perfect thing to use. Those night stands are amazing! Actually I love every project here.

  7. Wendi @ H2OBungalow February 16, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    Love this round-up! I too a, a texture junkie and love all things with texture! I had no idea that foil could be used so creatively. Nice roundup!

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