DIY Gold Succulents Tutorial for Fall Decor

DIY Golden Succulents by kraft&mint -

My favorite season will be here in a few weeks! Are you ready to say goodbye to Summer and welcome Fall? I have to say; I’m excited for cooler days, pumpkin patches and apple cider.

This year I thought of adding a few golden succulents to my home. I had extra gold paint from a previous craft and decided to hand paint a few of them. Painting can be so soothing and therapeutic after a long day with the kids ;)


Tutorialkraft&mint DIY Golden Succulents Tutorial DIY

You will need two artificial succulents, two old fashion milk bottles, sand and craftsmart gold paint.

  1. Place one artificial succulent inside an empty milk bottle.
  2. Begin painting the bottom leaves first and work your way up to the top.



kraft&mint DIY Golden Succulents Tutorial DIY

  1. Once you’ve painted the entire succulent, let it dry for 2 hours.

kraft&mint DIY Golden Succulents Tutorial

  1.  Fill half of the bottle with sand. (you can find bags of sand at any craft store.)
  2. Place succulent back in the bottle and finish filling bottle with sand to the top of the bottle.
kraft&mint DIY Golden Succulents Tutorial
Bedroom mantle with DIY necklace display and golden succulents.


kraft&mint DIY Golden Succulents Tutorial

Sand and golden succulents will be a nice transition from Summer into Fall.  I’m loving the “golden” look and have been curating a few crafts with a gold theme.


Golden Succulents DIY


Take a look at my board on Pinterest called: “Gold, gold, gold.

kraft&mint "Gold, gold, gold" pinterest board


Are you inspired to make a golden themed craft this Fall? As always,  it makes my day when I read your comments, and I try my best to reply to each one of them.

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  1. Laura
    2014/08/18 / 5:12 am

    Hey! Does the paint cause the plant to die?

    • kraftmint
      2014/08/18 / 5:21 am

      Hi Laura! The succulents are artificial ;) They will last for a loong time ;)

  2. 2014/08/20 / 4:48 am

    I have 2 faux succulents from Hobby Lobby but think I’ll keep them and buy some more to paint gold. Not something I ever thought I’d do but yours looks gorgeous. I saw a wonderful display at HL few weeks ago with antlers, deer head, a lamp and shade in black and gold, breath taking. Seeing that display changed my mind about making some kind of gold decoration for our home. I have to think on things for while and let them kind of ferment in the old brain before I want to jump on new ideas. Not going to go overboard but think one very sophisticated item would be quite nice. Love your idea with succulents, helped get me going on the gold trail. Happy week

    • kraftmint
      2014/08/20 / 7:27 am

      Hello! I’m so excited you will try this craft! Please let me know how it goes :) The craftsmart gold paint I used worked great. I’m with you, I keep my crafts simple and try not to go overboard… Thank you for visiting my blog! It makes my day you will try this out :)

  3. 2014/08/20 / 11:10 pm

    I spotted this over on the Do Tell Link party…Cool project! :) I love simple re-paint projects…I just did one too! (It’s #48 on the party if you want to check it out.) And, by the way, I saw I love your site aesthetic! It is so nice, especially the pretty watercolor background.

    • kraftmint
      2014/08/22 / 6:03 am

      Hello Amy! Thank you for stopping by and sweet words :) It makes my day! I’m loving paint projects more and more…and I’m inspired to paint a room at home. I’ll be visiting your blog too ;) Cheers!

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