In order to create the “gold dipped” look, I had to tape off the section of pot that I did not want to be gold. This involved a tricky bit of painter's tape styling. A tip: use smaller bits of painter's tape when you're working with a curved surface. You'll get less wrinkles and have more control over what you're doing.
I can't decide what little plants should live in these pots. I can see them on a side table (or as a table centerpiece) on our patio. These pots were an easy craft, and didn't gouge the pocketbook either. I'd say that the entire project — including vinyl and paint (which I did have on-hand) — was under $5 for both pots. These “gold dipped” pots make for great accessories on the patio, as hostess gifts, or could be a container for holding pens, straws – you name it!