Striped Gold Foil Wooden Bowl

Who is with me on gold foil being one of the best things out there?  I mean, as far as craft supplies go… gold foil is pretty amazing.  I’ve used it on just a few projects, like here, here, here, here, here and here.  It had been almost two weeks since I had added gold foil to something, so I knew it was time to break out another DIY using it.  Today, I am sharing how SIMPLE it is to create a Striped Gold Foil Wooden Bowl!

DIY Striped Gold Foil Bowl, Delineate Your Dwelling
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supply list
Wooden Bowl (mine is forever old from Target)
Gold Leaf, 18 Sheet Pack
Metal Leaf Adhesive
Martha Painter’s Tape
Brush for glue
Soft Bristle brush for removing gold foil

Gold Foil Bowl Supplies
You could really create any pattern you would like for this project, but I decided to go for a simple stripe.  And if you know me at all, there was absolutely no rulers or measuring involved.  Rulers make me cringe, fyi.

So, at random I placed a nice fat piece of Martha Painter’s Tape to be my starting point.  Then, using her super thin patterning tape, I just started creating the stripes.  (If you don’t trust yourself to get fairly straight lines without a ruler, then you could place a then piece of tape.  Then, place your next piece of tape and remove the first one.  Removing every other piece will create even lines.)

Be patient, as you get to the curve of the bowl it takes time to keep a straight but “curved” line.  Once all the tape has been installed, go over with your fingernail and make sure all the edges of the tape are pushed down tightly.

Next, apply the gold foil glue.  Read the instructions on your glue for dry time, but it is essential to wait the appropriate amount of time.  It will be tacky, but that is what you want.

Gold Foil Bowl Steps 1
Once the glue is nice and tacky, start applying your gold foil sheets.  I simply covered the entire half of my bowl with gold foil sheets and there were only a few small spots here and there that escaped foil.  It’s easy to add little bits here and there for complete coverage.

Once all my gold foil was adhered, I waited maybe another 15 minutes to really really make sure the glue was good and ready for me.  I really wanted to get the straightest lines possible, as often gold foil projects result in a rough unsharp look.  Then, I gingerly and slowly removed the tape.

Gold Foil Bowl Steps 2

I could not believe the outcome!

Gold Foil Bowl
For using gold foil sheets and not just painting stripes with a paint pen or gold foil paint, I was so thrilled to see how great these lines turned out!

Gold Striped Foil Bowl

Gold Striped Bowl
I’ve been trying to decide what to use this bowl for now that it has gone such a lovely transformation… but I don’t want to put anything in it to hide the gold stripes!!

Striped Foil Bowl

Gold Foil Bowl
My best idea is a fruit bowl because we go through a lot of fruit in our house… so maybe I’ll put this on our dining room table.  Or maybe bigger jewelry?  What do you think would be a good use for such a pretty bowl?

Looking for a few other gold foil projects?  You might like some of these!

26 thoughts on “Striped Gold Foil Wooden Bowl

  1. This turned out amazingly well! I absolutely love using gold detail when I design a room and pieces like this with a similar design tend to run so expensive so I’m excited to find a great alternative! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is beautiful! How does the gold hold up to daily use? Does it scratch off easily? I’m thinking to use for a empty-my-pockets-bowl in my entry…or should I consider something that is softer or more gentle rather than placing keys, change, etc.?

    1. Thanks Meg! So, I have been using this bowl for softer items… mostly overflow fruit from my main fruit basket. I’m wondering if doing this type of application for a container to hold keys might be too much. Possibly added a clear sealant spray might help? You could just tape it off and use gold foil paint. It would look just as lovely and I’m guessing would scratch less. And a clear sealant spray might be good protection for that one, too.

  3. This is gorgeous! We all know how I love my gold leaf. And I was following along the snaps…your styling turned out perfect! xo

    1. Oh goodness, thank you Cyd! This one really threw me for a loop, but I think it ended up turning out great. 😉

    1. Oh thank you, Alexis! I had a heck of a time with the styling on this one… didn’t want to cover up the bowl with something in it. I was happy with how it turned out, though. 😉

  4. Oh my geez!! Don’t ever go so long without gold foiling! This is so so pretty and the styling is perfection😉

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