5 Different Ways to Use Gold Leaf

Because there's no such thing as too much gold.

We tend to reserve silver, gold and bronze decor for the holidays, but, why? Metallics are really just fancier neutrals, after all. Plus, metallic decor is too pretty to keep in storage nine months out of the year.

So, if you're missing some shimmer and shine in your life, or just want to add more, here are five gold leaf DIYs you can do in a weekend.

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Upcycle an old mint container into a headphone case, then punch it up with a bit of gold leaf.

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Dress up casual terracotta pots into a unique, clustered centerpiece, or sprinkle them throughout the house for a touch of metallic in every room. These would also be great gifts!

Moderate

Gold and Black Serving Tray With Glasses

Gold Leaf Bar Tray

Add the finishing touches to the bar tray. Rub antiquing finish into cracks and ridges. Wipe away any excess with rag, then remove the tape. The tray is ready to be stocked with drinks, spirits or appetizers.

Add interest and elegance to a simple bar tray with a few sheets of gold leaf. While it looks especially festive during the holidays, I'm in favor of keeping this tray out year-round for a glam addition to any bar cart.

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Transform plain Mason jars and assorted glasses into pretty, stylish vases.

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Revive old, scrap pieces of wood with a gilded update and some TLC.

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