Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DIY Gold Leaf Pumpkins


As promised, yesterday I showed you our Fall mantel and today I'm back with a little DIY project using the color everyone is obsessed with. Yes, gold. As I stood there looking at our mantel upon completion of the decor, I knew it needed a little something....well, sparkly. Enter my favorite embellishment ever, gold leaf detailing.  Below is a step by step tutorial on how to create your own DIY Gold Leaf Pumpkins. It's extremely simple!

Materials: pumpkins, gold leaf kit (this normally comes with a liquid glue. If not, Elmer's really will work), two paint brushes.

Step 1: Paint your design in the glue on the pumpkin. Allow to dry for a few minutes to get tacky.

Step 2: Lay a big chunk of gold leaf over the damp glue. Using the second paint brush (make sure it's dry), brush away the extra gold leaf, leaving only the gold leaf that adhered to the glue. This will reveal your design on the pumpkin. Stripes, dots or an ombre effect seem to work really well.

Step 3: Repeat the above steps and finish!



To see our entire Fall mantel, head to yesterday's post! I loved this look so much I may even do our pumpkins that are sitting on the porch. My dad might not love that idea, though ;)

What do you think about gold leafing? Yay or nay?

Happy Fall Decorating!
xoxo
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19 comments:

  1. These are the sweetest! I just love them. What a simple and perfect DIY.

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  2. Oh so obsessed! These look beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. how funny! i just did a gold pumpkin diy on the blog today too! love the gold leaf.
    kw, ladies in navy

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  4. Eeek I was waiting for this post! They came out so well Michaela! You can never go wrong with gold leaf imo.

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  5. So pretty, M -- I've never worked with gold leaf before, but would love to try. Great idea to use it on pumpkins.

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  6. Such a fun DIY! I wish everything in my house had a little gold detailing. :)

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  7. This is so cute! Can't wait to try.

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  8. Oh so pretty! Love how it dresses up the pumpkins.

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  9. Love that - had no idea gold leafing was achieved that way. I of corse love gold...my husband not so much. So subtle touches like this are just what I need!

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  10. I have never tried gold leafing yet, I need to though!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  11. Ok I totally posted a gold leaf project on my blog two days ago as well. Doesn't it just make everything better?? Love the idea of using it on a pumpkin.

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  12. definitely trying this with my white pumpkins :)

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  13. Hi there! great post. Thanks for sharing a very interesting and informative content, it is a big help to me and to others as well, keep it up!
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  14. Very pretty Michaela! I have not tried gold leaf yet. You make it look easy so I may need to give it my first try on a pumpkin!

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  15. As Halloween is coming soon, you have shown a great pumpkin decoration. I will try and do it together with my kids, I am sure they will enjoy the process :)
    anyclean

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  16. As Halloween is coming soon, you have shown a great pumpkin decoration. I will try and do it together with my kids, I am sure they will enjoy the process :)
    anyclean

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