Have you ever had one of those days where you need a quick and easy project to make you feel productive? I totally needed that when I painted these pots for my succulents. I was feeling pretty lazy, the house was a mess and was anticipating a visit from a special family member (aka mom). So I painted these pots with liquid gold leaf for a dramatic flair to otherwise boring planters.
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Grab your planter pots, take them outside and spray paint them black (or white…or neon pink. Please do it in neon pink! And send me some pics if you do!!). Spray them evenly. See where the paint pooled on bottom of that planter above?? Right then I noticed that I was standing on the home of fire ants. Don’t do that. It hurts.
Be sure to flip the planter over and paint the top rim.
Use a thinly cut strip of vinyl and wrap it around the planter, where you want your stripe to be. Repeat at the bottom of where your stripe will be. Remember, we aren’t going for perfection here. We’re going for quick and easy. The vinyl is just a guide for painting, so it’s okay if it isn’t perfectly straight.
<<I just realized that you could make a decent guide line using thick rubber bands. Next time.>>
Make sure you’re outside for this part. The liquid gold leaf stinks. It will give you a headache if you aren’t in a well-ventilated area.
Paint with your foam brush. The paint goes on very smoothly. Let it dry. Carefully remove the vinyl by pulling it straight up. Fill your planters with beautiful succulents.
All done. Now go clean your house.
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I need to get some of this liquid gold. It looks fabulous!
Love the look of this, but I would need to do it in silver. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday. Pinned.
Love this! So easy and super cute. I am going to be featuring this on my favorite things Friday over at hawthorneandmain.com Thanks for sharing!
This si awesome! I am looking for crafty guests to post on my blog Blissful & Domestic. I know my readers would love to see one of your fun projects on my blog. Let me know if that is something you’d be interested in. Send me an email.
Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
I always love a good crafty idea and have a lot of fun painting pots. I haven’t tried metallic yet. They look great! #inspirememonday
I love this idea – will be trying. Would love it if you shared on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
Love this!! This is so cute. Definitely going to have to Pin this one. 🙂
Sam @ a happy home in holland
I have never used liquid gold leaf before but after seeing these I’d like to give it a try.
It’s super easy to use and so inexpensive. Definitely try it!
such a cute DIY! I love making cute pots for my plants 😛
Oh My Heartsie Girl
I love these, so simple I think I need some liquid gold.
Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week.
Pinned to share.
Hope you have a wonderful safe weekend!
The liquid gold leaf is one of my favorite things to use to add a touch of elegance to anything! I wish it was a little less fumey, so I don’t have to go outside to apply it to things. Oh well.
Super cute DIY . I’m obsessed with gold leaf. I love that you found it in a nice paint option.Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.
Thank you for sharing! I am absolutely in love with the liquid gold leaf, I could put it on everything.