Happy Autumn Leaf Time,
I was shopping in one of my favorite shops
and they had a very nice glitter leaf garland
draped across the front of a large piece of furniture.
Ooooh, that would look good on my fireplace!
Then the little voice in my head said,
"You can make that, silly!"
You know what, I can!
Well, I have to tell you
I was just a bit proud that I'd saved myself $30.
The next day I decided to try my
hand at making a glitter leaf garland.
Join me in my arts and crafts room ......
I had some leaves from a past project,
so I got those out....
These will work well.
I'm also going to need glue, a foam brush....
Each leaf will get some glitter on it....
I'll begin by choosing glitter that looks good
on each leaf.
These green choices are not exactly right....
.....this gold-y color might work....
......or maybe one of these!
Martha's gold will look nice on these two
smaller, multi-color leaves.
Once I've made the glitter color choices,
I'm ready to start putting glue on the leaves
and sprinkling on glitter!
I love glittering things...
This red leaf got glitter all over it!
And I got glitter all over me.
Some got glitter on the veins....
....and then a couple more were hit with
a complete coating of sparkles!
The leaves on the garland that I saw in the store
were all the same shape and size.....
I think I like having a bit of variety with
When the glitter was dry, I decided to add
a small, twine bow to each leaf.
The two small leaves that I wanted to use at each end of the garland
were given a half bow.
When my glitter leaves were ready to hang,
I recruited my newest decorator assistant.
Up go the glitter leaves.....
along with a couple of burlap ones.
I think this glitter leaf garland looks nice
hanging on the fireplace.
What do you think, Glitterinas?
Would you like some lovely glitter leaves
in your house?
Is there a spot that you'd like to brighten up?
Maybe some leaves that sparkle and last for a long time
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think
about my leaf garland.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,