DIY Gold Leaf pots!

Hey there!

I have been waiting so long to do DIY and I have finally got around to.

This was a really fun DIY to do and If you do this DIY I hope you enjoy it ūüôā

lets get to it!

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what you will need:

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* pots

* gold leaf sheets

* paint or spray paint (im using spray paint)

* washi tape or painters tape

* pot sealer

* paint brush

* glue (sorry I didn’t include in picture, I just used a glue stick)

try to avoid using PVA glue because it contains water which will soak the gold leaf.

 

1)

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Start off by sealing your pots (in the inside) so that water the pot doesn’t absorb the water when you water your plant.

You can get pot sealer from any hardware store. You can follow the instruction on the process of the pot sealing on the can!

 

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* After you have sealed the pots it is time to paint your pots. I am using spray paints that you can again get

from any hardware. I spray pained the insides of the pots first then I let it sit for the time required and then

spray painted the outsides next and again left it for the time required!

* After the outside of the pot dried I did a quick and light second coat just to make sure a didn’t miss any spots.

Then let it dry!

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3)

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Make sure your pots are completely dry before you start applying the gold leafs.

 

4)

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Apply washi tape or painters tape around the section you want to apply the gold leaf.

I put the tape is the shape of a triangle! Feel free to do any patters or shape you want!

 

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Apply a thin layer of glue the inner shape so that you gold leaf has something to stick to!

Make sure to glue everywhere in the inner shape!

 

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Very very carefully place your gold leaf onto of the glued area and the lightly with you fingers dab the gold leaf

just to make sure the gold leaf is down. it will also create this really pretty effect that we want!

NOTE: gold leaf is very delicate and can be very hard to work with.

 

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Once you have left a reasonable amount of time for the gold leaf to dry (approx. 15 Р20 minutes)

Very gently and carefully begin to tear the tape starting from the top (try to do this very slowly)

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Now you should be done with the gold leaf!

The gold leaf leaves a beautiful effect and gives the pot a little something more!

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9)

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Now your ready to plant your plants!

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Once you have planted your plants you are all  done!

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If you decide to do this DIY send me a picture to: cactiiblog.gmail.com

I would love to see how your pots turned out!

Or if you have any question feel free to ask me!

xx Liv

 

 

 

 

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