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Gilded Terracotta Clay Pots



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Take old worn out clay pots and turn them into something beautiful again. It's easy to do with gold leaf.  It only takes a few steps and a steady hand so here we go.  Found on huntedinterior.com

Supplies:
Terracotta pots - new, used, large, small - whatever you want.
Gold or Silver leaf found at all craft stores
Size - the glue to adhere the metallic leaf with
Spray sealer for the leaf - found in the same area as the leaf.

Normally you would follow what the leaf directions are for applying. But, in the case of clay flowerpots which are porous you will have to adjust.  The easiest way to do this is brush on a length of glue at a time & immediately apply the leaf.  Don't wait to apply the leaf to the size because it will dry almost immediately.  Continue around the entire rim of the pot until complete.

Try not to brush the glue over the existing leaf as it will dull the shine. After all
pots are gilded, coat them with the spray sealer. If you like the worn look on the bottom of the pots don't spray that part with sealer because it will clean the look of the flower pot up.

That's it.  Plant and enjoy!  Perfect for a holiday table or wedding reception.  Elegant and classy!
 
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