Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Glitter Leaves

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family!!!

Today I am sharing a project I did to transform some plain silk leaves into sparkly decor for my home.

I started with a bag of plain silk leaves like these :

I brushed the leaves with a coat of Modge Podge. Starting in the middle and working my way out I sprinkled the leaves with glitter, then shook off the extra. I laid them on wax paper to dry and then repeated the technique on  the back of the leaves. I did both sides of the leaves because I was going to hang them from my dining room light. If you are just going to lay them on a table you can get by with only doing the fronts.

Here are some before and after leaves:

For the red leaves I used Candy Apple in the middle and a combination of Fire Opal and Brownstone on the edges. All by Martha Stewart.

For the orange leaves I used an orange Shimmer Glitter by Making Memories in the middle and a combo of Brownstone and Fire Opal glitter by Martha Stewart for the edges.

Last, but not least, for the yellow leaves I used Buttercup Shimmer Glitter by Making Memories in the middle of the leaves and Tangerine by Making Memories along with Fire Opal by Martha Stewart for the edges.

I hung them from my light with some green ribbon. The picture doesn't really do them justice, They are much prettier in person and I love the way they catch the light!!!!


Mom said...

Oh My !! The leaves are AWESOME !! You enhanced them so beautifully. Your table looks very pretty and festive. The leaf garland lends the perfect touch. Great Job !!

CathyK said...

Very cute! I love mine!

Kim H said...

Esther ` oh these are GORGEOUS!! I have never seen this nor tried it but I am going to have too now!! LOVE them!

Norma said...

Beautiful Esther:) Happy New Year and cheers to a healthy and prosperous 2014!!