DIY Gold Leaf Vase

Want to customize some pieces in your home? This easy DIY gold leaf vase tutorial allows you to jazz up vases and bowls in your space and add some flare.

Flower vase with gold leaf design

Well, gold décor pieces have been popping up in my home left, right, and center! Gold is very on trend right now, and I’ve been using the simple gold leafing techniques to add a modern flare to decorative pieces around my home! Today I’m sharing this quick tutorial so that you can transform pieces around your home, and create your own DIY gold leaf vase.

Candle holders decorated with the gold leaf design

This post is all about the vases I made. I created some vases with beautiful straight lines, and some with a more textured, uneven appearance. I can’t decide which one I like more!

Materials:

Glass vase
Gold leaf sheets
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Gold leaf sealer
[Or you can buy this Gold Leaf Kit]
Painter’s tape (if you want straight lines)

If you’re a visual learner (like me!) you might want to watch this quick and easy DIY Gold Leaf video tutorial!
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Did that clear everything up? I hope so! But please leave any comments or questions that you still have!

If you still want the step-by-step pictures, here are the basic steps…

If you want perfectly straight lines, apply painters tape first. When you take the tape off, you must peel very gently so that you don’t take the gold leaf off with it!

Preparing the glass holder with painters tape for where the lines will be

Apply adhesive to the portions of the vase that you want to have gold leaf on.

Applying adhesive for the gold leaf vase design

Apply gold leaf, piece-by-piece. This gives the vase a beautiful textured look. You can apply with large sheets, but it may be harder to remove the pieces that are not stuck on afterwards, especially if you are only applying adhesive to certain spots.

Applying the gold leaf to the adhesive piece by piece

Use a small paintbrush to brush off excess gold leaf.

Brushing off the excess gold leaf from the gold leaf vase

Use gold leaf sealer around all of the spots that have gold leaf stuck to them to protect the piece.

Sealing the gold leaf vase with gold leaf sealer
Finished gold leaf vase
Finished gold leaf vase and candle holder designed with gold leaf
finished gold leaf vase with pink flowers
Gold leaf vase with two gold leaf candle holders
Gold leaf vase on a table with photo albums and a gold leaf candle holder
DIY Gold Leaf Vase

DIY Gold Leaf Vase

Yield: One Vase

Want to customize some pieces in your home? This easy DIY gold leaf vase tutorial allows you to jazz up vases and bowls in your space and add some flare.

Materials

  • Glass vase
  • Gold leaf sheets
  • Gold leaf adhesive
  • Gold leaf sealer
  • [Or you can buy this Gold Leaf Kit]
  • Painter's tape (if you want straight lines)

Tools

  • Small paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Apply painters tape to achieve straight lines.
  2. Apply adhesive
  3. Apply gold leaf piece by piece
  4. Use a small paintbrush to brush off excess gold leaf
  5. Seal with gold leaf sealer
Bowl decorated with gold leaf

With the bowl above, I decided to do something a bit different and ended up with a beautiful textured appearance. See the whole tutorial on Clean and Scentsible today!

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Watch a quick and easy video tutorial to show you how to apply gold leaf to any decorative item in your home!

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