Gilded Flower Pots


Photography by: Aaron Dyer

These pots of gold (and silver and copper) have a distressed finish, for a hint of glamour, not glitz. With a natural sponge, dab small amounts of gilding adhesive onto each pot in random areas. Let it dry until tacky. Press metallic leaf against the adhesive, shiny-side down. Burnish it with your fingertips; peel away the paper backing and use a stippling brush to “age.” Finish with spray sealant.


Photography by: Aaron Dyer


Gilding sheets, in Copper, Silver, and Gold, $10 each; and gilding adhesive, $7, by Martha Stewart Crafts,
Mandel pot, 4 1/4″, $2,
Pottery sealer, by Design Master, $7.50,