Gold Leaf Eggs and Terracotta Pots

HAPPY RESURRECTION WEEKEND EVERYONE! 

SO IT'S FUNNY HOW MUCH I LOVE GOLD THESE DAYS. I USED TO HATE GOLD UNTIL RECENTLY AND NOW I LOVE ANYTHING GOLD! I'M BECOMING OBSESSED. (INSERT GOLDMEMBER MEME HERE, HAHA) SO THIS EASTER I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF A FUN DIY EASTER PROJECT TO DO AND SAW SOME POSTS ON GOLD LEAF EASTER EGGS AND ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE IDEA. I ALSO HAD THESE ADORABLE SUCCULENTS FROM MY

PAMPERED CHEF PARTY

THAT STILL NEEDED POTS SO WHAT COOLER WAY TO MAKE PLAIN TERRA COTTA POTS REALLY AWESOME LOOKING THEN BY USING GOLD LEAF! I WAS VERY INTIMIDATED AT FIRST TO WORK WITH GOLD LEAF BUT IT ENDED UP BEING PRETTY EASY AFTER I FIGURED OUT A COUPLE THINGS. I BOUGHT MY

GOLD LEAF

AND THE

ADHESIVE GLUE

FROM AMAZON AND JUST FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS FOR THE MOST PART. THE ONLY THING I WOULD CHANGE IS THE DRYING TIME FOR THE GLUE. IT SAID TO LEAVE IT ON FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BUT IT SEEMED TO DRY OUT WHEN I DID THAT. I USED SOME DECORATIVE EGGS THAT I BOUGHT AT WALMART AND THEN ALSO SOME REAL EGGS THAT I BOILED. FOR THE DECORATIVE EGGS, I FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS AND LET THE GLUE SIT BUT LIKE I SAID IT SEEMED TO ACTUALLY DRY OUT AND THE GOLD LEAF WOULDN'T STICK. SO FOR THE REAL EGGS I DIDN'T LET THEM DRY AS MUCH AND THE GOLD LEAF STUCK MUCH BETTER. YOU NEED TO JUST TOUCH THE GLUE AND MAKE SURE IT IS DRY BUT TACKY. ALSO FOR THE TERRA COTTA POTS YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU ONLY LET THE GLUE DRY FOR A MINUTE OR TWO BECAUSE THE POTS ARE SO POROUS THAT IT SUCKS UP THE GLUE VERY QUICKLY. YOU REALLY COULD DECORATE ANYTHING WITH GOLD LEAF SO HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE AND HAVE A HAPPY EASTER!