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?