Emilie Bier Do it Your Self

DIY Gold Leaf planters with Mod-hodgepodge

Did you know that you can use gold leafing with decoupage medium? You make a gold leaf planter with acrylic paint, and Mod-hodgepodge. SO easy!
Hello, fellow Mod Podgers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial for these awesome succulent planters.
It’s always close to spring (yay!), so I combined some of my favorite spring colors with my favorite plants (anyone else out there LOVE succulents like I do?) and these gold foil, decoupage planters!
These look great on the Desk in my craft room, and succulents are easy to care for enough that everyone can keep them alive! Want to create something similar? Here’s the simple as. . . .
Gold Leaf planter

Mod hodgepodge gloss
gold-plating bow
foam brush
crafting and painting

step 1: Choose a color scheme and paint your pots. Me lasted between 2-3 layers of each, depending on the color. Once done, you’ll have these pretties . . .
step 2: the next step requires a bit of patience, but it worth it in the end! I know that there are special tools and products for gilding projects, but I love with what I have on hand.
I found that the Mod smorgasbord is a great complement to the gold plating leaves, if you want that shiny, metallic effect that is so popular right now!
First, place your Mod smorgasbord on your planter with your foam brush. Put your gilding sheet to the top of the Mod-pick-and-mix solid 30 minutes or so) and press down and let it dry (.
you Carefully remove your gilding sheet, brush off the excess gilding material, and, if desired, seal with a clear acrylic sealer. I love the rustic edges and abstract shapes . . . but you can clean edges if you wish!
And you’re done!
thanks for the let me today share with all of you! You will find many tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! You have a nice day!

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