DIY gold leaf planter
- Old tea tin can or a regular plant pot
- Spray paint and primer (we used white and mint green, but you can use any color you like!)
- Gold leaf and gold leaf glue
- Paintbrush for applying glue and brush to apply and remove gold leaf
- First, prime the plant container. Follow directions on the bottles.
- After the primer is dry, spray a couple of coats on the container, again following directions of the spray paint.
- Once the paint has dried, paint the gold leaf glue onto the container. You want to achieve the marbled look so you don’t need a perfect layer of glue. Coat the container with glue haphazardly; thin areas of glue to thick, have some drips and some splatters as well.
- You want the glue to get tacky, so don’t let it dry completely (check directions of the gold leaf glue).
- Once the glue is tacky apply gold leaf. Use a brush to help lay the leaf down. Again you are going to a marbled look so this process should not be perfect. Use the brush to also remove specks or bigger pieces of gold leaf.
- Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you achieve the look you want.
Volia! Now a marbled gold leaf planter. Now plant away!
Gold leaf and greenery variations
What I love most is that you can gold leaf just about anything. If you loved making these gold leaf planters, try making a gold leaf ornament, picture frame, or hanging wall art. Let me know in the comments if you added gold leaf to anything else! If you don’t have a green thumb, fill your planters with paper plants! You can check out DIYs for various different paper plants here, including cacti!