Need a touch of rustic glam for your outdoor flowers? Make these metal gold leaf DIY flower pots with arrows (or any shape). These are super simple to make but will make a big impact on your porch. I love that they are rusty metal but have the gold leaf touch that is amazing.
- Rusted Metal Flower Pots
- Krylon Spray Adhesive
- Gold Leaf
- Silhouette Cameo Machine (optional)
- Painter’s Masking Tape
- Soft Paint Brush
- Outdoor Mod Podge
I used my Silhouette to cut out arrow shapes from some Silhouette vinyl I had on hand. The vinyl is gold but that is NOT what makes a gold shape on the flower pots. I am going to be using the vinyl only as a mask. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can hand cut any shape you’d like out of contact paper or vinyl using a craft knife.
Apply the vinyl to your flower pot in the location you want the gold leaf. Use the eraser end of a pencil or Popsicle stick to burnish around all the edges of the arrow. You want to make sure your spray adhesive does not get under the vinyl.
Remove the masking tape and the vinyl, and you will be left with an arrow shaped area of adhesive. While you are removing the mask, the adhesive dries just slightly but that is great because now you can apply your gold leaf easily.
Carefully remove one gold sheet from the package. Gold leaf is extremely thin. Even if it rips, go ahead and apply it as you will not be able to tell once it is on. Use a soft paint brush to gently apply the gold leaf to the adhesive area.
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