Here’s a quick little floral project that I made for my bridal shower hostesses as their thank you gift. You might have seen gold leaf pots and gold paint dipped pots before, but you may not have heard of a little magical product called Rub N Buff. I LOVE this stuff. It’s so much easier and faster than actual gold leafing or paint. It gives you the same metallic glint as leafing and much better coverage than paint without all of the work.
It comes in a little tube the size of concealer and it pretty much works the same way – a little will go a long way. I dotted my way around the edge of the pots (remember to cover the top edge) and then worked my way around it with a dry foam brush. Pick an old brush you don’t want to keep, the Rub N Buff won’t wash off the foam – BUT – you can still use it over again on your next Rub N Buff project.
The other good thing about this method – it dries super fast. You won’t have to wait hours until you place your flowers in each pot. Just dab it, brush it, and leave it. All 12 pots took me less than 20 mins to finish. I also made little tags with each flower name on them and care instructions on the back that I tied on with gold and black baker’s twine.
I’m not the biggest of green thumbs, but I love giving away little potted florals as gifts. They’re just perfect for bringing a little bit of color and spring into the home. They would also be pretty used as mini centerpieces for Easter tables. 🙂