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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

DIY Gold Leaf Bowl

I've seen this idea all over Pinterest, but never really looked into how to do it until I came across this post on Nouvelle Daily.

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I still had some gold leaf left over from when I made my gold leaf nail polish so all I needed was some mod podge and a cute dish!

I searched and searched for a heart shaped bowl, but had no luck. My boyfriend then spotted a shell shaped bowl in one of those cheap home stores. I figure it's meant to be a soap dish but I thought it was quite sweet so it did the job in my opinion. I ordered my mod podge on ebay.

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This has to be the quickest DIY I've ever done. It took me about 5 minutes! It's just a case of squeezing some glue into a mixing bowl, applying it all over the dish using a paintbrush and then tearing the gold leaf into small pieces and letting it fall onto the dish. Leave it to dry overnight and it's ready to fill with pretty things!

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What would you fill yours with? Jewellery? Make up? Sweets??

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Watch from Ever Ours, ring from Love Hearts and Crosses, necklace from Accessorize and earrings made by yours truly.


  1. This looks great and I love that cat watch, do you have a link for it x

    1. Thank you! If you click on the 'Ever Ours' link in the post you will be able to find it under 'new' items. I believe it is on the second page. x

  2. This looks like a great idea! Probably a dumb question, but what's mod podge?

    1. Not dumb at all! It's a kind of glue and varnish all in one :) x

  3. Ah such a sweet idea. I love that cat watch!!

  4. I always love your DIYs Sophie!! And that Cat watch is something special! xx

  5. What a cool idea! May have to give this a go ;)