Hosting the Holidays

How to Make a Gold Leaf Bar Tray

Create a beautifully chic serving tray for entertaining by lining its surface with gold leaf.

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Gold Leaf Tray

Materials Needed:

  • lacquered black serving tray
  • painters tape
  • gold leaf sheets
  • liquid adhesive
  • gold leaf sealer
  • gold leaf antiquing
  • 2 foam brushes

Gather Supplies

Source black lacquered serving tray, collect needed supplies. Tip: Can't find a lacquered tray? Create the look of by paiting a wooden tray with glossy black spray paint.

Apply Painters Tape

Line inside lower edges of tray with painters tape, running the tape edge flush to tray surface. Press firmly in place.

Apply Adhesive

Brush tray surface with gold leaf liquid adhesive. Let the adhesive set for approximately 30 minutes, or until tacky.

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