Golden tray


Recycled items

  • old drink’s tray
  • left over air dry clay

Also needed

  • sponge brushes
  • paintbrush
  • varnish (spray lacquer)
  • gold leaf
  • size (glue)
  • red acrylic paint
  • gold finger
  • glue gun and pellets


  1. Follow steps 2 – 6 of the gilding technique on the November blog post.
  2. Spray varnish it with spray lacquer for a gloss finish.
  3. Use a leaf cake cutter and press out a white leaf from the air-dry clay. Allow to dry and then decorate the edges with gold leaf.
  4. Use the glue gun and glue the leaf onto the newly decorated tray’s handle for a fine finish.

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