How about sprucing up an ordinary ice bucket with gold leafing pen?
Hello Friends! If you received an e-mail yesterday and you saw the title: DIY GOLD LEAF PLANTER and you clicked, and nothing happened, you weren’t dreaming. I am on vacay and set my post to go live on a wrong date. Yup. Sometimes things like that happen:-) So I quickly removed the post when I realized that the post went live as it wasn’t fully drafted. But it is here today:-)
If you noticed, I am taking it slowly this year. I try not to say YES for every project, and I try only to DIY things that I need. I have a few bigger plans, like a DIY headboard, that’s coming up soon and our family room makeover that’s still is in planning stage.But le’s turn back to today’s post. I found an ordinary ice bucket at Goodwill sometimes last year. It was a perfect size to fit in one of my planters so I purchased it with that in mind. Then I decided to sprucing it up with gold leaf.
Have you ever worked with gold leafing? I always loved the look of leafing, and I finally took one Speedball’s Mona Lisa Gold Leafing home. It was very easy to use. I decided to add stripes to my ordinary ice bucket. I taped off the planter using painters tape to create same size lines. Then I used the adhesive pen to vet the surface then I applied the gold leaf.
It was a fairly easy DIY project and I loved the look that I created on my white bucket. The lines were not perfect, but that’s what I loved about it.
Don’t you think it looks fabulous in my green garden in the living room?
Sometimes the easiest and simple projects are the best! I love finding simple, ordinary pieces for few bucks and upcycle them to something unique. Have you done any easy projects this year?
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