• DIY Gold Leaf Pencils


    Gold leafing is so gorgeous. It’s easy to do and it makes everyday objects special, like these colored pencils. A set of these would make for such a nice gift, maybe for Mothers Day or a friend who loves to write, doodle, or draw.



    Keep reading to see our instructions…

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Crafting and assisting by Sara Albers


    Gold leaf sheets
    2 brushes (tweezers optional)
    Gold leaf adhesive
    Gold leaf sealer (or this $4 acrylic coating is supposed to be a great cheaper alternative )
    Waxed paper
    Set of pencils


    Step 1: Coat the pencil with the gold leaf adhesive once. Allow to dry 20-25 minutes so it gets tacky and dry.


    Step 2: We found the best technique was to roll the pencil in a sheet of gold leaf on a flat surface. This will wrap a large part of the pencil.

    Step 3: Use a dry paint brush to adhere the golf leaf in place.


    Step 4: Tear of the ends

    Step 5: Use tweezers to to pick up smaller pieces and adhere to the other areas of the pencil with a soft brush. Smooth with the brush once more to brush off debris.

    Step 6: Spray with golf leaf sealer or varnish (polyurethane spray)





    1. Simplette said… February 20, 2014 7:51 am

      Gold leaf makes everything so pretty, I love this idea ! Will try this soon !

    2. Wendy B said… February 19, 2014 9:53 am

      a fun easy project, lovely for gifts I agree!

    3. katie said… February 19, 2014 9:53 am

      These are so pretty liz, shiny and shimmery!

    4. novella @ 9lla.it said… February 19, 2014 7:58 am

      How pretty!!!
      Easy and beautiful DIY!

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