How To Gold Leaf A Flower Pot

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How to create a high end look with basic flower pots on a budget! Adding metallic gold leaf with this easy technique, creates beautiful, modern looking pieces of decor for a fraction of the cost!

classic white planters on shelf at walmart

I’m a serial DIYer. I love to take items destined for the trash and give them new life, or give boring new pieces a fancy, high-end looking makeover! Especially by blinging them out with gold leaf!

My good good friend, Angela is the exact same. She is a master at creating one of a kind pieces on a thrifter’s budget! Angela has mad design skills and she can take literally nothing and turn it into something envious. In fact, if you have been a reader for a long time now, you know who she is, because her winter/Christmas-themed porch was show-worthy and I shared it a few years back.

The other day, Angela sent me some photos of a fun little project she whipped up in a matter of minutes. She had gone to Walmart and bought a couple of houseplants and boring flower pots. She then did what she does best…turned them into amazing, high-end looking pieces!

Supplies

DIY Gold Leaf Flower Pot supplies

Let’s Gold Leaf Together!

gold painted flower pot, rub n buff paint brush and fern
  1. Apply a small amount of Rub ‘n Buff Gold Leaf to a flat tip paint brush

2. Freely brush/paint the bottom of the white flower pot

3. Allow to dry

4. Add plants! And you’re done!

white and gold flower pot with green fern

More Gold Leaf Painting Techniques

If free form painting isn’t your thing, but straight lines are…we’ve got you covered!

gold leaf flower pot and gold bird decor
  1. Apply painters tape 1″ from the top rim of the flower pot

2. Brush/paint the Rub ‘n Buff on the top 1″ pot

3. Let dry

white flower pots with gold leafing and green houseplants

DIY Gold Leaf Flower Pots

How to create a high end look with basic flower pots on a budget! Create beautiful, modern pieces of decor with this metallic gold leaf technique! | Gathered In The Kitchen #rubnbuff #waxfinishes #flowerpots #diy #craftsforadults
Cook Time10 mins
Cost: 10

Ingredients

  • 3 4" white flower pots
  • 1 Rub 'n Buff Gold Leaf
  • 1 Flat tip paint brush
  • 3 House plants

Instructions

  • Apply a small amount of Rub 'n Buff Gold Leaf to a flat tip paint brush
  • Freely brush/paint the bottom of the white flower pot
  • Allow to dry
  • Add plants! And you're done!

Notes

For straight lines:
  1. Apply painters tape 1″ from the top rim of the flower pot
2. Brush/paint the Rub ‘n Buff on the top 1″ pot
3. Let dry

Rub ‘n Buff Colors

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