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Did you see Lovely Indeed’s gold leafed succulent table runner? It’s incredibly drool worthy…stop you in your tracks drool worthy. I liked it because it’s beautiful, but I think even more than that I liked it because it was something you wouldn’t think of. I really love things that are unexpected and she shares a lot of that – Chelsea shared a picture of an unusual painted floor on her blog a while back that inspired my chalk painted bedroom floors (they still look amazing – I’m planning to do an update on them soon). Today though, I wanted to share a copper leafed succulent that’s temporary, so if you’re fickle (like me) you can remove it easy peasy like.
Copper Leafed Succulent the Temporary Version
Add little pieces of double sided tape randomly on the succulent’s leaves. Tape should be different sizes so it doesn’t look “structured”. Don’t fuss with the tape too much, it’s fairly easy to remove so if you play with it, it’s just going to come off. Even though the tape can be removed easily, it’s actually good – when the time comes that you want the leafing to come off, it can be done without damaging the leaves.
Take a sheet of copper leafing and press it onto the tape making sure that all the tape is covered. If you are left with the random pieces sticking past the tape, you can leave them or gently brush them away – I like a more random look so I left them. Since this leafing is temporary, keep your plant indoors and water it at the soil level so the leafing doesn’t wash off.
And that’s it, so start metal leafing your succulents, to your fickle heart’s desire!