Make gold leafed, decoupage succulent planters

Make gold leafed, decoupage succulent plantersHello there, fellow Mod Podgers! It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, and I’m thrilled to be here today sharing another tutorial for these awesome succulent planters. It’s getting close to spring (yay!), so I combined some of my favorite spring colors with my favorite plants (anyone else out there LOVE succulents like I do?) and created these gold foil, decoupage planters! These look great on the desk in my craft room, and succulents are low-maintenance enough that anyone can keep them alive! Want to create something similar? Here’s the easy how-to. . . .


  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • planters
  • succulents
  • gilding sheets
  • foam brush
  • craft paint

mod podged planters 001Step 1: Decide on your color scheme, and start painting your pots. Mine took between 2-3 coats each, depending on the color. Once done, you’ll have these pretties . . .

mod podged planters 003Step 2: This next step requires a bit of patience, but is well worth it in the end! I know that there are special tools and products out there for gilding projects, but I love using what I have on hand, and I found that Mod Podge is a great complement to gilding sheets if you want that shiny, metallic effect that is so popular right now!

First, put your Mod Podge on your planter using your foam brush. Lay your gilding sheet on top of your Mod Podge, press firmly, and let dry (30 minutes or so). Carefully remove your gilding sheet, brush off the excess gilding material, and, if desired, seal with a clear acrylic sealer to set. I love the rustic edges and abstract shapes . . . but you can make yours have cleaner edges if you desire!

mod podged planters 002And you’re done!

Make gold leafed, decoupage succulent plantersThank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog, my facebook page, on pinterest or on twitter! Have a lovely day!


  1. Katherine says

    Ok – so I’m NOT a plant person…but something in that cute of a planter? Even if I just stick pencils in the pot, I’m so making some of these. The terra cotta pots are super cheap – and everyone has all the other stuff laying around. Finding a well-written tutorial that uses stuff I already have is Heaven. I. Cannot. Wait! Great tutorial, Linda!