Wednesday, 16 December 2015

DIY Copper Leaf Plant Pots


There's a super easy and low cost way to add some of this season's must-have metallic look into your home.  These plant posts are so simple to make for your home or as stylish Christmas gifts.

Applying copper leaf is very straight forward.  You will need some specialist glue which you can buy in art stores and copper leaf.  I purchased mine from Amazon and the service was excellent with it arriving the next day.  For less than £5 you will get 25 pages of copper leaf, enough to do tonnes of pots - set up a production line to make your Christmas presents!


There's a useful guide to applying the metallic leaf here, but it's really simple.  Just clean your pots (I used vintage terracotta plant pots I'd picked up at car boots), apply the adhesive size in the pattern you want, then gently lay the sheet over the top, rubbing gently on the reverse.  Leave to dry for an hour or so, then use a clean soft brush to brush away any excess.

You can go for bold geometric patters, or simple banding like I did, but I'm really pleased with the finished effect.  It brings my houseplants bang up to date!



Have you used copper leaf?  What do you think of it as an idea for adding the copper trend to your home?

14 comments:

  1. Goodness me what a cheap way to make something so pretty! Great idea and cost effective too, that's a win in my book! Well done :)

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  2. Oh I love these, they look so pretty

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  3. ooohhh I love these!! Very pretty

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  4. oh these are fab! i would love to have change some of mine silver! .. i might have to invest in some to do this at home!

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  5. Oh wow they look absolutely amazing... now I just need to know how to keep a plant alive ;)

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  6. I haven't tried to use this but they look really effective

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  7. Oh this makes my heart sing. I adore copper and plants, the perfect combination

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  8. Love love LOVE those - totally gorgeous! Pinning so I can have a go in the New Year xx

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  9. So simple and very effective. I want to try this myself. (Also so cheap, I love cheap) Thank you xx

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  10. Oh I love copper so this is amazing - what a great idea.

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  11. They do look good. I have some succulents that these would look great with.

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  12. Wow, so creative and pretty! I'd never have thought of that!

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  13. oh this is really cute.. i am definitely following you! I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your blog.
    Christabel x
    www.thesecrethoarder.com

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  14. I absolutely love this idea! I have a few plain pots lying around the house and this would be a great way to spice them up. I think I might do this with my daughter around Christmas time. My daughter and I always try to find low cost Christmas crafts to do together! I can’t wait to try your idea!

    Brandi Bradley @ Rotax Metals

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