The Best Gold Craft Supplies and How to Use Them

A guide to the best gold craft supplies

As the self-proclaimed queen of all gold craft projects, I thought it was high time to put all of my smarts to good use and make a “Turning Things Gold Guide!” My craft cabinets are packed full of so many ways to turn things gold it would make your head spin. So read on for our favorite gold craft supplies, how to use them, and where to get them. xoxo

Liquid Gilding

Good For: Plastic, rock, cement, metal, etc.
Not Good For: Wood, fabric, etc.
Our Favorite Brand: Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding
User Tip: Don’t touch while drying — you’ll leave a textured fingerprint that’s impossible to cover.

DIY Gold Marbled Pencil Cup

DIY Gold Marbled Pencil Cup

DIY Gold Skulls

DIY Gold Skulls

DIY Gold Polka Dot Champagne Glasses

Gold Paint Pens

Good For: Plastic, rock, cement, metal, natural objects (leaves, gourds), etc.
Not Good For: Wood, fabric, other absorbent surfaces.
Our Favorite Brand: Sakura Pen Touch Paint Pens
User Tip: Keep some scrap paper nearby and pump the pen nib on the scrap paper if it starts writing unevenly. Never pump the pen on your project or you may end up with a blob of ink.

DIY Gold Geo Pumpkins

Iron On Foil

Good For: Fabric, canvas.
Not Good For: Hard surfaces.
Our Favorite Brand: Firefly Craft Heat Transfer Foil
User Tip: Make sure you have an iron that gets nice and hot to get this stuff to adhere well.

Gold Foil Brushstroke Table Runner

DIY Gold Foil Brushstroke Table Runner

DIY Iron On Gold Heart Shirt

How to Make a Gold Foil Iron Transfer Shirt for Valentine's Day

DIY Gold Foil Cocktail Napkins

How to Make Ombre + Gold Cocktail Napkins

Gold Leaf

Good For: Canvas, hard surfaces, leather, etc.
Not Good For: Fabric.
Our Favorite Brand: Speedball Mona Lisa Gold Leaf (This kit comes with the adhesive you’ll need, too.)
User Tip: Don’t let the adhesive pool or you’ll end up with a mess. Also, make sure your dusting brush stays clean and dry!

Gold Tropical Leaf Art

DIY Gold Leaf Tropical Print

DIY Gold Tissue Box

DIY Gold Leaf Tissue Box Holder

DIY Gold Brushstroke Clipboards

DIY Gold Leaf Brushed Clipboards

DIY Gold Leaf Mousepad

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

Gold Spray Paint

Good For: Metal, wood, rock, cement, plaster, natural objects.
Not Good For: Fabric.
Our Favorite Brand: Montana GOLD
User Tip: Resist the urge to spray thick coats. A few thin coats will keep your project drip-free.

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Sink Legs

DIY Gold Bar Acrylic Tray

How to Make a Gold Bar Acrylic Tray

DIY Connect Four Game

DIY Connect Four Game

Vintage Trunk Restyle

DIY Painted Vintage Trunk

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