Gold accents seem to have been everywhere lately. From fashion and jewelry to home decor and, of course, crafting, the glimmer of gold works with both neutral and colorful palettes. What looks to be a pricey finish can be easily, and often economically, achieved in your DIY paper crafting projects. Gold foil, gold leaf pens, and gold glitter cardstock are just a few of the ways you can incorporate gold into your projects. Don’t think for a minute that gold is strictly for the holidays, as gold is now making an appearance year round.
If you’re ready to add some sparkle and shine to your DIY projects, check out the 20 projects below, which start with how to achieve gold foil printing at home. This was a technique that intimidated me initially, but after learning how easy it is to do, I am anxious to add more gold to my projects!
Gold Foil Printing at Home – Create professional quality DIY gold foil projects with your laminator or an iron.
Goldleaf Invitations and Envelopes – Don’t let how easy this project is fool you into thinking the results aren’t wedding invitation-worthy because they are!
Simple Sharpie Journals – An economical yet high-impact project that is perfect for gift giving.
Gold Tipped Paper Feathers – Tie these gold tipped feathers on a present, make a banner with them, use them as embellishments on your paper crafting projects…the possibilities are endless with this versatile (and easy!) project.
Book Page Rosettes – Use old books, magazines, or newspapers to create these sweet little gold trimmed rosettes.
Gold Paper Bows – These can be used to embellish any project!
Fancy Notecards – All you need is a pencil eraser and a gold ink pad to create your own fancy cards.
Gold Polka Dot Wrapping Paper – Add sparkle to your gift giving all year long.
Gilded Business Cards – Stand out in the business crowd with your very own DIY gold-edged business cards.
Glam Gold Paper Bead Necklace – This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to create paper beads and then assemble them into a beautiful necklace that would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift as would these quilled gilded earrings.
DIY Gold Paper Crown – Perfect for birthday party princesses from age 4-40 and beyond.
DIY Solid Gold Letters – Make your name look like million dollars with this fun project.
Gold Paper Mache Bowl – Using a paper cache technique you probably learned in elementary school, you can create a decorator-style piece for your home.
Gold Foil Doily Art – Create unique homemade wall decor in under an hour.
DIY Gold Fringe Photo Booth Backdrop – Perfect for showers, weddings, or basically any party!
Gold and Leather Office Supplies – Add sparkle to your desktop with these DIY office supplies.
Gold Paper Mache Flowers – Make these gold flowers in mini size to be used on a card or scrapbook layout or make them larger to be used as decor pieces.