24 Gorgeous DIYs That Go For The Gold

Give your life the Midas touch.

1. Lacquer and spray paint a fallen leaf to turn it into a paperclip or ring dish.

Get the full tutorial here.

2. Class up your fridge lists by sticking them on with these painted pebble magnets.

Get the full tutorial here.

3. Adorn your desk with a glittery sign that heralds you as the #bossbitch you are.

Get the full tutorial here.

4. And store your fave office supplies in graphic glass containers.

Find out how to make them here.

5. Gold leaf the edges of boring frames into trompe l’oeil photo corners.


Check out how to do it here.

6. Up your cocktail game with these erasers-turned-swizzle sticks.

Just paint the erasers and glue to drink stirrers. Check out all the steps here.

7. Make your own chic mousepad with a circle of leather colorblocked with gold leaf.

Learn how to make it here.

8. Upgrade a table lamp by coating the inside with golden paint.

Bonus: it’ll make the light all glowy and ~ethereal~, too! Find the tutorial here.

9. String up gilded drinking straws into this awesome bunting.

Use those paper straws that are so horrible to drink out of. Check out the steps here.

10. Coat the edges of your business cards to give them some extra sparkle.

These say, “Yes, I got a lot of gold stars in school.” Learn more here.

11. Combine cardboard and gold contact paper to make these bookends worthy of any fancy library.

Those Amazon Prime boxes you’ve been hoarding will be just perfect. Learn how to make them here.

12. And fill them with fancy AF gold leafed books.

Check out the how-to here.

13. These shiny letters only ~look~ expensive; make them yourself with cardboard letters and gold foil contact paper.

Learn more here.

14. Match your headphones to your rose gold iPhone with a coat of metallic paint.

Just be sure to tape off any bits you don’t want painted. Get the full how-to here.

15. Make your closet or rolling rack less of an eyesore by spraying your plastic hangers gold.

This is also super great for wedding dress photos! Learn more here.

16. Dip the handles of mismatched or dollar store flatware in gold paint to make perfect party spoons.

Sundae spoons FTW. Check it out here.

17. Brush adhesive in strokes on a pillow and apply gold silk screen foil—the messier the better!

No one will ever guess this is a DIY. Learn more about this project here.

18. Go full-Pollock with gold nail polish on an acrylic box for a one-of-a-kind trinket holder.

Get the tutorial here.

19. Make tiny plastic animals extra ~charming~ by coating them with gold paint and attaching a pendant loop.

Learn how to make it here.

20. Write an inspirational message in gold leaf pen on glass and frame it.

Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend. Check out all the steps here.

21. Make your planters pop with a white paint and gold sharpie design.

Check out this herringbone pattern here.

22. Revive scuffed shoes by painting on a metallic toe cap.

Check out the how-to here.

23. Getting organized is as easy as adding gold tape to a boring file folder or notebook.

Check it out here.

24. Design your own metallic temporary tattoos and attach with eyelash glue.


Get all the info here.

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