DIY wedding crockery

“Kintsugi” Gold Crockery DIY


Afternoon lovelies! How much did you love this morning’s post? I adore the ‘Perfect Imperfections’ theme, it’s such a romantic yet honest look at love!  One of my favourite details from the shoot is the “Kintsugi” crockery, an old Japanese technique where gold is used to fix broken pottery, taking the scars and giving them beauty.  With the upcycling trend still going strong, I think this is a really beautiful way to incorporate old broken pieces of family crockery into your day.  Here stylist Lucia Sandaal has used plain matching pieces, but you could really have some fun mismatching different colours and patterns!

From Lucia:  With the theme of the shoot being ‘Perfect Imperfections’, I instantly knew I had to incorporate this technique.   So that’s how I ended up buying some pretty plates, and smashing them to finally repair them with gold!  Luckily for me I didn’t actually have to venture to Japan to learn the technique because I found a New Kintsugi Repair Kit sold locally {you can also find kits here on Amazon and Etsy}.  With this kit, giving your broken pottery a new perspective and beauty, while offering it longevity, is as easy as 1-2-3.  If you can’t find a kit online, you should be able to find all of the materials used at your local hardware or craft store to start giving your broken pottery a second life.

you will need:

Humade New Kintsugi Repair Kit


epoxy fastglue

epoxy putty

gold powder (the non-toxic kind, also used for cosmetics)

soft small paint-brush



and of course your broken pottery



1. Create a working space with all the supplies nearby and easily accessible. You’ll need to work reasonably fast because once mixed the glue dries within minutes.

2. Squeeze an equal amount of glue out of each tube.

3. Add a tiny hint of gold powder.

4. Mix the glue and gold powder well, but not too long.

5. Apply a generous layer on one side of the crack.

6. Leave it for a minute or two, then press both parts together for a few minutes.

7. When the glue is almost dry, but still sticky, apply a generous layer of gold dust with the brush.

8. Let it rest for a few hours and then carefully clean with a sponge and some dish soap. Leave it two days to fully set before using it.


Press the captured air out of the glue tube before you start, and have some disposable wet wipes nearby if correction is needed!  You can use this technique on almost any material you desire (just choose the right glue!)

Planning a DIY wedding? Find more exclusive tutorial and downloads right here.


Photography: Alexandra Vonk Photography // Tutorial & Styling: Lucia Sandaal Weddingdesign


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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