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gold foil planters {a tutorial}

Looking for an easy diy project? These gold foil planters come together quickly and are perfect for any room of your home…

gold foil planters

Spring is here, friends (yay!), so I combined some of my favorite Spring colors with my favorite plants (anyone else out there LOVE succulents like I do?) and created these gold foil, mod podged planters!

These look great on the desk in my craft room, and succulents are low-maintenance enough that anyone can keep them alive. Want to create something similar?

Here’s the easy how-to…

Mod Podge
gilding sheets
foam brush
craft paint

gold foil planters

Step 1: Decide on your color scheme, and start painting your pots. Mine took between 2-3 coats each, depending on the color. Once done, you’ll have these pretties…

gold foil planters

Step 2: This next step requires a bit of patience, but is well worth it in the end!

I know that there are special tools and products out there for gilding projects, but I love using what I have on hand, and I found that Mod Podge is a great complement to gilding sheets if you want that shiny, metallic effect that is so popular right now!

gold foil planters

First, put your Mod Podge on your planter using your foam brush. Lay your gilding sheet on top of your Mod Podge, press firmly, and let dry (30 minutes or so).

Carefully remove your gilding sheet, brush off the excess gilding material, and, if desired, seal with a clear acrylic sealer to set.

I love the rustic edges and abstract shapes…but you can make yours have cleaner edges if you desire!

And you’re done!

gold foil planters
gold foil planters

Thanks for reading all about my gold foil planters! Have a lovely day!

Andrea @ This Pug Life

Tuesday 13th of May 2014

It's funny, my grandma has always had succulents and I never got the appeal. Now that they're so trendy I totally want some. I'm such a sucker!


Tuesday 13th of May 2014

I am the same way...I vividly remember hating gold anything and now? It's on everything I do! xoxo


Wednesday 30th of April 2014

I love the splashes of gold! Adds such fun to each!

Cher @ Designs by Studio C

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

So pretty, and super-easy too!


Tuesday 29th of April 2014