DIY Gold Foil Leaf Wall Art

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I am sure everyone has seen these prints in some form or another by now that say 'Hello There Handsome' and 'Good Morning Gorgeous'. Well, I decided these would be the perfect addition to my master bedroom's gallery wall that I was creating. However, I searched and searched for prints to buy online and really could not find anything I liked (enter DIY goddess) so I made my own!

This project definitely wasn't without it's fair share of trial and error epic failures, which I have documented in this post. Overall, I am pleased with the final product and excited to share it with you!

Let's get started!

What you will need:
  • Access to Canva (if you aren't signed up.. sign up now!)
  • Cardstock
  • Liquid Gold Leaf
  • Small paint brush
  • Frames
Step 1: Design your print
I was turned on to an awesome website called Canva by my sister who is a web designer (check out her site here). Let me tell you Canva was a game changer for blogging graphics, etc! And it even came in handy with this project! I knew I wanted the font to all be the same so I played around for a bit until I was satisfied. I ended up using a font called 'Pacifico'.

I then printed these off on card stock to add some thickness to the prints.

Step 2: Create prints
I'm not really sure what step was next because I tried a couple different methods. I first thought that I would cut the words out with an exacto knife and then use them as a sort of template. Well, that was an epic failure. As you can see in the pictures below... I forgot that a lot of letters have holes in them that need to be there to determine what they are! 

So onto method #2 which ended up working out. I simply started painting over the letters with the liquid gold leaf.

I used a very, VERY small brush and about an hour later it was done! (Lucky for me it started raining outside for that hour only [weird... I know] so this was such a relaxing DIY'ing moment)

Step 3: Frame your prints
Well, of course I couldn't find frames that I wanted to put these in... that would be too easy! So onto project #2. I found a couple of frames on sales at HL but they weren't the right color. A quick coat of primer and two coats of my favorite Krylon satin spray paint in 'Catalina Mist' and they were ready!

Epic failure #2... cutting myself while taking these frames apart! Ouch!

I have become quite the spray paint connoisseur :-) 

Step 4: Hang your new beautiful artwork!
Aren't they pretty?!

These will eventually be part of my Master Bedroom's gallery wall... which is still very much a work in progress (so much so that I haven't even filled the frames) but here's a quick preview of how I'm thinking I will incorporate these beautiful prints!

Have you ever tried creating your own artwork using golf leaf? Share your artwork with me in the comments below!

And as always, Thank you for visiting {R&R} at home!


  1. I have never heard of Canva but you have definitely piqued my interest! They turned out beautifully!

    1. Hi Whitney! Thank you! Canva is seriously awesome and it's FREE! You should definitely check it out if you're looking for a user friendly website to create blog graphics or edit photos and add watermarks, etc. It was a game changer for me! And thank you for stopping by! :)

  2. Interesting! I better check and sign up later, too.


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