Have you wanted to try gold leafing? These DIY candlesticks with gold leaf are an easy project to try, and make a bold statement!
I’ve been loving gold leafing everything lately. Have you ever tried it? I have a great post about how to gold leaf. In that post I gold leaf Easter eggs, but you’ll use this these same techniques to gold leaf anything.
I’m a huge fan of DIY gold leaf projects, especially when they include a bright color, and that’s what I wanted to do with these candlesticks. I think it looks perfect with the turquoise, though I acknowledge you have to like stuff that’s a little wild to appreciate these. And maybe you do.
Either way, if you want to know how I gold leafed these candlesticks, keep reading.
Gold Leaf DIY Candlesticks
Gather these Supplies
- Wood candlesticks
- White spray primer
- Martha Stewart acrylic paint – color of your choice
- Gold leaf sheets and sizing (this kit is pretty good)
- Paintbrushes – you’ll need a few
- Painter’s tape
Next you can prime with the white spray paint. This is a step I like to take on some unfinished wood surfaces because the paint really sinks in and I end up painting 42 coats on stuff if I don’t prime.
Use a separate (dry) brush to brush away the excess gold leaf. If you want more gold leaf, you can add more – just apply the adhesive and do it again!