Rustic Gold Leaf DIY Succulent Pots

These DIY succulent pots are so cute and easy to make and they are the perfect addition to every upcoming wedding, Easter dinner, party, Cinco de Mayo fiesta, Mother’s Day brunch, bridal shower…you name it, they are perfect for everything!  I whipped these up in about 5 minutes and you can too!

Let’s get one thing straight.  I am a total DIY girl…but I’m also always looking for the easiest and fastest way to make cute stuff.  If there is a shortcut I can find, I’ll use it! 😉

I have used gold leaf a few times. The first time I made this modern jar/vase that I still use and love, but it took me a bit longer than a usual project because I had never used gold leaf before and I needed to experiment with it.  From what I read on the internet you needed a special glue and some special tools.  I also used the gold leaf sheets, which I think made things a little more difficult.  Well, for these cute little diy succulent pots I’m happy to let you in on a little shortcut I found. No special tools, no special glue, and a real time saver.diy succulent pots

I use my craft glue for everything, and this project is no exception.   I used the gold leaf flakes this time too, which are much easier to adhere to the surface.  Another thing that helped this project go quickly was the rough surface on the succulent pots.  It helped for the flaking to have lots of nooks and crannies to grab on to.

diy succulent pots

Are you ready to make some of these cute DIY succulent pots?  Here’s all you need…

Small Terra Cotta pots
Gold Leaf
Tacky Glue
Paint Brush
Dirt
Succulents


Using the craft glue, spread a small amount in a very thin layer around the pot where you want the flakes to adhere.  (I just like to use my finger so I can control where the glue ends up)  When I say a thin layer, I mean very thin…just so the surface is a tad sticky and the flakes can grab on.  They practically melt onto the surface so you only need a teeny bit of glue.

diy succulent pots

Once you have the glue in the areas where you’d like it, pour some of the flakes out onto a piece of parchment paper and roll the pot around in the flakes until the areas with the glue on them are covered in gold flakes.

diy succulent pots

Using a dry paint brush, push the gold flakes into the nooks and crannies of the pot and brush away the excess flakes.

diy succulent pots

You can’t mess these up.  Each of the pots are designed to have a unique look, so it’s ok if no two succulent pots look the same.

diy succulent pots

Let the pots dry for a few hours and then fill them with cute little succulents that you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes.  They would be very cute as a place holder, or as a centerpiece when grouped together.  They would also be cute party favors.

diy succulent pots

diy succulent pots


diy succulent pots

diy succulent pots

So easy and SO cute, right?  I’ve had these on my island for a few days now and people keep asking me where I got them. 😉  There are tons of other crafts and fun ideas in our DIY gallery if you are looking for other fun and easy projects.

Happy crafting!
Tammy

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Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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