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This is a beautiful wall treatment that only requires you to have a gold leaf kit and some masking or paint tape. Put the gold leaf right on the wall for a spectacular accent wall! Great for a teenager’s room or a bold entryway.
With colored polymer clay, gold leaf, and twine string, you can make this cute geometric necklace that will go with any outfit.
If there’s a special design element on a desk chair that you want to highlight, why not gold leaf only that part and paint the rest a different color? This desk chair is transformed into a beautiful piece of furniture thanks to the gold leaf addition. Click through for a little tip to make golf leafing a little bit easier when you’re working with lots of angles and curves.
Bored with your fireplace brick? Try gold leafing it! The resulting look is amazing.
This is a gorgeous way to add table numbers for a party or a wedding reception. Add gold leaf numbers to agate stones and watch your guests smile as they find their table.
White switch plates are the norm, but why not jazz yours up with a little gold leaf? This little gold leaf switch plate is so fun and would be a nice surprise addition to any room.
This is a fabulous nightstand makeover that you just have to see to believe! If you have a curvy piece of furniture, consider adding gold leaf all over it! So perfect for a bedroom.
Make these cute little votives as party favors with plaster, gold leaf, and disposable cups. What a cute little project that everyone will love! You could do a twist on this tutorial with larger disposable molds, like bowls or these large soda cups, to make larger vases that shimmer beautifully when you put candles in them.
Do you like to keep a journal to scribble down to-do lists or deep thoughts? It’s easy to add a little gold leaf to a journal to make your day just a bit brighter.
Update a lamp shade with gold leaf! This DIY project couldn’t be any easier and you’ll be in love with your lamp afterwards.
Gold and bubbly drinks go together perfectly. Serve the drinks at your next party on a fancy tray that’s covered with gold leaf!
Do you use a pitcher to hold flowers or kitchen utensils? Try gold leafing the bottom half!
If you’re gifting someone candy or something small, why not put your gift in a cute wooden gift box that’s covered with brightly colored paint and gold leaf?
Turn a simple glass lamp base with a open hole at the bottom into a stunning gold-dotted lamp with gold leaf and some white paint!
Check out dollar stores or thrift stores for little animal toys that you can cover with gold leaf. They make great paper holders and bookshelf decor!
Lucite, or acrylic, office supplies are glamorous in their own right, but add a little gold leaf on the edges and you’ll instantly add a lot of bling to your workspace!
Try stringing up these super easy but super beautiful DIY gold Easter eggs or hanging them on a Easter tree. Or just pile them up in a bowl and putting that on a coffee or dining table – they’ll still look gorgeous.
You can find letters in all sizes and materials these days at craft stores such as Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. Find your favorite letters and gild them with gold leaf!
If you like to organize important documents in clipboards or hang up your kid’s artwork on clipboards, you could decorate your clipboards with gold leaf, paint, pretty paper, and a little gold spray. Love!
You can do this DIY project on any piece of furniture with silver accents that you want to turn gold. This tutorial offers up a smart tip: spray paint whatever item you want to gold leaf in gold first so if you have any cracks or missed spots after applying gold leaf, only gold will show through!
Add a little bit of gold leaf to a planter after painting it your favorite color for a bit of glam for your favorite plant or succulent.
Making DIY art with silhouettes of your kids is a popular decorating idea, but making gold leaf silhouettes? Now, that’s a brilliant idea! If you have a sweet pet instead of kids, you could try this tutorial.
Okay, I think we all get it! Gold leaf is totally doable, gorgeous, and can be put on practically anything!! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to gold leaf my whole house.
I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.