The ultimate luxurious yet frugal DIY gift: honey infused with edible gold

OMG I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about one of my DIY-projects! I finished this project literally 5 minutes ago and I rushed over to my computer to write about it because honestly it’s the coolest project ever!


I’m really a big fan of honey – I love it in my tea or on my toast. Since I use a lot of honey for my homemade granola, an idea came to mind for a luxurious, less than 10€ DIY gift that would be great for any occasion.

You will need:

  • A jar of liquid honey
  • A flake of edible gold. I ordered this flake of 24 carat edible gold online and it cost me 5.50€ including shipping.
  • An empty glass container
  • A mixing bowl, a knife, a cutting board, a spatula


Step 1: take out the 24 carat edible flake. You can either cut it into smaller pieces, or you can put it directly into your mixing bowl. I went for option number 2 and it was much quicker. Try not to touch the flake with your fingertips because it is super sticky.


12 g of edible gold


Step 2: take your mixing bowl and pour a small amount of honey onto the flake and start stirring. Normally, the flake will break into a zillion tiny pieces.


Step 3: it’s time to fill the glass container. I alternated between layers of regular honey, and layers of honey infused with the edible gold. Once the glass container is completely filled, give it a good stir with a spoon in order to get a beautiful, homogenous mix.


This is an incredibly fancy jar of honey!


Step 4: make a beautiful gift tag.

24ct edible gold honey (4)

24ct edible gold honey (1)

And you’re done! All in all it took me about 5 minutes to make this gift. What a cool gift for Christmas or Mother’s day!

What do you think? Would you give this a go?


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