I’m a huge succulent fan – they’re beautiful and easy to take care of, which is crucial because I travel so much. Since they’re so low maintenance and everybody seems to love them, they also make the perfect gift. I saw a cute version of these pretty gold leaf succulent pots on Pinterest and decided to make my own version as a housewarming present for a good friend of mine who just recently moved to a new home. They were a huge hit, and cost under $30 to make! Such a chic, affordable, and personalized present. Read below for how to make these step-by-step.
Terracotta pots (I used 3 small ones but they also look cool to get various sizes)
Glue & paint brush to apply it
Gold leaf paper (I bought mine from Amazon here)
Spray paint (I used white, but bright colors are cute as well)
1) Place the terracotta pots on a large piece of butcher paper to protect your surface – you can also take them outside and place them on grass, where the paint will eventually wash away. Spray them with your paint, covering them evenly. Don’t worry about the inside as much, just make sure the rim is painted about an inch into the pot. Allow to dry.
2) Apply washi tape onto the dry pots to section off your designs. Get creative! I kept my designs simple with triangles and a stripe.
3) Take your paintbrush and apply glue in a thin layer within the tape, to give the gold leaf something to adhere to
4) Delicately place strips of gold leaf onto the glue, carefully pressing down with your index finger – be careful, the gold leaf rips easily! Allow to dry
5) Slowly remove the washi tape, pulling away from the gold leaf to create a clean edge
6) Plant your succulents!