Gold leaf foil is everywhere these days and for good reason too! This affordable craft item doesn’t just make things look way more expensive, but it also adds a touch of glamour and on-trend style to just about anything.
Today we’ve rounded-up 40 of the most amazing DIY gold paper projects that you’ll find on the web. From shoes and jewelry to stationary, artworks, and home decor (as well as everything else in between), there’s sure to be something here for everyone!
It’s time to grab your gold foil (or gold leaf) and fill your mind with the endless possibilities that this shiny material can offer…
A Beautiful Mess has a wonderful tutorial to help you recreate their sassy gold foil quote sweatshirt. What will yours say?
You can also create this really awesome DIY cushion cover using gold foil, just as the girls at A Beautiful Mess have done! We love how it looks like brushstrokes too.
Put a spring in your step by making these DIY gold foil canvas sneakers, courtesy of the talented bunch at Brit + Co. This tutorial is so easy to follow, so you’re sure to have a ball!
If a gold foil brush stroke tote bag is more your thing, then Brit + Co will also teach you how to make one of those! We love the pretty combination of pink and gold foil.
You can also use gold foil to create this gorgeous pencil holder / vase by Damask Love – isn’t it wonderful? The multiple lines give it a geometric look, which is very on-trend right now!
What do you get when you combine a gold foil heart with tropical leaf print fabric? This stunning work of DIY art from Damask Love of course! We love everything about it.
Delineate Your Dwelling has given one of her favorite bags a makeover to turn it into an on-trend gold foil version – so clever! This crafty project will take you next to no time to complete too.
DIY in PDX has actually created her own concrete and gold foil jewelry to adorn herself with! These would also make awesome gifts for loved ones.
We love these DIY gold leaf succulent pot plants by Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily – don’t you? The combination of pink and gold is (again) just so on-trend for home décor.
You can also add gold foil quotes to things such as ring trays, just as Earnest Home Co. has done! We love how she has combined the gold foil with monochrome coloring.
If you love everything about gold foil, then you’ll adore this DIY notebook idea from Eat, Sleep, Cuddle! It’s vibrant, stylish, and the perfect accessory for any desk.
Fall for DIY has shared this crafty gold leaf mug tutorial via eBay. How great do they look? These will certainly jazz-up your kitchen shelves!
Fancy creating your own DIY gold leaf tote bag? Fall for DIY has created hers with a stunning triangular design – We think it’s stunning!
Speaking of triangular gold foil designs, here’s some more from Gold Standard Workshop. This tutorial will teach you how to make both gold foil glasses and a serving tray!
Everyone is getting in on the plant pot trend, so why not decorate yours with glamorous gold foil? Gold Standard Workshop will show you how!
You can also customize a plain mug with gold foil, thanks to this insightful DIY tutorial from Heidi Swapp! The gold really pops against the matte black mug.
If you’re wanting to add some fabulous DIY napkins to your dining table, then you’ll love this tutorial from Inspired by Charm. They’re perfect for entertaining your friends at dinner parties!
Kelli Murray has created these incredible gold foil bowls. They’re perfect for filling with jewelry, keys, hair pins and other bits and bobs!
Kwerner Design has shared this amazing tutorial to teach you how to make your own gold foil prints. She’s also generously provided a free download, so you’ll have to check out the full project to see what it is!
Here’s a fun and simple Valentine’s inspired DIY project from Landee See, Landee Do. The gold foil lettering makes it look like a professional work of art!
You can also make a DIY gold foil cushion cover containing any word or phrase that your heart desires! Land of Nod has made hers to say the name ‘Ella’ – we love it.
Here’s a fall inspired gold foil tutorial that you’re going to love! Lia Griffith has put some on a pumpkin to create this unique and fun vase.
Live, Love, DIY will walk you through the steps of making your own gold foil abstract artwork. This is a quick and exciting way to jazz-up any bare wall in your home!
Can you believe this was a thrift store find? Love and Renovations painted this globe black before adding gold foil over each of the countries. Genius!
Every striped top needs a gold foil heart on it, surely! Lovely Indeed has created a fashionable DIY tutorial that you’ll want to share around.
If you or a loved one are heading back to school anytime soon, then these DIY gold foil clipboards from Lovely Indeed are for you! The step-by-step tutorial will teach you everything you need to know.
We’re in love with this DIY gold foil quote print from Maggie Holmes Design. She even provides you with the free black and white version of the printable – so generous!
Here’s some fantastic gold foil and black circular magnets made by Make and Tell. The good news is that you can also make these yourself – simply follow the full tutorial!
Oh So Beautiful Paper is one talented crafter – she created these magnificent DIY gold and copper leaf hexagon gift tags! We love the vibrant color palette.
These look interesting, don’t they? Poppy Talk added gold foil to some lovely branches to create interesting home décor items which can be used as wall art or even as additions for your vase.
Who doesn’t love a good monogram DIY project? Pure Home Joy made hers using gold foil for a stylish and feminine look.
This gold foil table runner would make gorgeous home décor for a bridal shower, tea party, or any other occasion! Sarah Hearts has a beautiful step-by-step guide to show you everything you’ll need.
Gold foil adds a lovely touch to plain glass vases and this look is so easy to achieve. You’ll want to thank Say Yes for this amazing tutorial!
Here’s a gold foil Easter project from She Knows that’s sure to amaze you! Teamed with pastel shades, this is one craft that you might want to display all-year-round.
Who doesn’t love pineapples? Team it with black and white stripes and you’ve got one stylish printable from Simply Darling. She’ll also show you how to achieve the gold foil part!
You can also add some gold foil to your baby’s favorite onesie by following this tutorial from Squirelly Minds. This one has a ‘distressed’ look, so you don’t have to get it perfectly neat!
Style Me Pretty will show you how to create this amazing DIY gold foil artwork. You could use any color you want for this abstract look!
Speaking of pretty abstract works of art, Sugar and Cloth has this great tutorial to teach you how to make these gold foil prints. She’s also included a wonderful printable to help you achieve the look!
This cushion is sure to add some metallic sparkle to your couch! Sugar and Cloth has created hers using gold foil and the look is so easy to achieve.
Simple white clay bowls can be given a much-needed makeover with the use of gold foil. We Are Scout has this clever and crafty guide to show you how to achieve this look!
Ta-da! Which gold foil projects were your favorites? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!