I should probably call this post “faux gold leaf” because the technique I used to create these adorable white and gold succulent pots isn’t really gold leaf at all. However it does create the high-end expensive look without the price attached. I do want to brag on the fact that this look was created with dollar store supplies paired with supplies I already had on hand (and you might too).
This project is really so simple, and the colors can be easily adjusted to fit your decor. As you know from previous projects here, I’m loving the current gold look, so that’s what I went with.
- Small terra cotta pots (mine came in a set of three for $1 at Dollar Tree)
- Blue painters tape
- White spray paint (for great coverage, I liked Krylon Dual paint + primer in white gloss)
- Gold spray paint (Krylon Metallic Gold)
- River rock pebbles (also from Dollar Tree)
- Small succulent cuttings (real or faux, your choice)
First, spray paint your pots white.
Um, and be more careful than I was about what you use to spray paint on, because I now have a striped sidewalk (and yes, I did know better, just wasn’t thinking)…
Let them dry completely, and then use your blue painters tape to block off the white. The space left showing will become gold. I used my tape to do three different simple color block patterns.
Spray paint the areas showing with your gold paint. This will give the pots the gold leaf effect.
Remove the blue tape when it’s dry.
Plant your succulents, and top with the river rock pebbles.
If you like this, you’ll probably also like my other planter projects too.