- Rusted Metal Flower Pots
- Krylon Spray Adhesive
- Gold Leaf
- Silhouette (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.
Use painter’s masking tape around the vinyl to be sure the entire pot is masked off. We will be using spray adhesive which is harder to control where the spray lands. I masked my pot very well.
Then, take your pot outside and apply a good coat of the spray adhesive.
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.
Continue to gently work the gold leaf with your soft paint brush. The gold leaf will fall off where there is no adhesive. Continue working until you are left with just your arrow shape.
Allow to dry for 30 minutes or so, then apply a coat of outdoor Mod Podge to just the arrow. Allow to dry and apply another coat if desired.
Plant some flowers and you are ready to display your new creations.
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