Refashioning 101: How to easily clean silver

August 6, 2017Sheri Pavlović

Beautiful secondhand and vintage silver items are a super cheap at thrift and charity shops and can even be scored for pennies at garage sales and flea markets, unfortunately most of these sterling bits are black with tarnish and left on the shelf.

Did you know there’s a crazy quick and oh-so-simple tarnish busting method lurking in your kitchen right now?

Grab that tarnished sterling and have it shining in minutes with my Refashioning 101: How to easily clean silver technique!

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All of the silver above is a minimum of 40 years old and definitely needs some tender loving care!

The simple ingredients needed to give your sterling the shine it deserves can be found in your kitchen: baking soda, aluminium foil, a plastic container and boiling water.

Step one: Line the container with aluminium foil.

Step two: Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda onto the foil.

Step three: Place your silver items face down onto the foil.

Step four: Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the items.

Step five: Pour enough boiling water into the container to cover the silver items.

You should immediately see the groovy reaction between the foil and baking soda begin to bubble and clean!

Allow to sit until the mixture stops bubbling.

Remove the silver items from the water and marvel at the lack of tarnish!

Rinse the baking soda residue off of the silver items and polish with a soft cloth – beautiful!

Hmmm…but what about larger silver items? Take a peek at my video tutorial and make those sterling decor bits shine too:

CHECK OUT MY ENTIRE REFASHIONING 101 SERIES RIGHT HERE.

FOR MORE FUNKY DIYS TAKE A PEEK AT MY TUTORIAL INDEX AND ALWAYS REMEMBER TO KEEP UP YOUR PASSION FOR REFASHION!

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