I always pick up at least one bag of these fabric leaves at Dollar Tree each year. They’re such a pretty, inexpensive product to craft and decorate with. Last year I let my kids scatter them on the table for decor, and we used some as tail feathers for our paper turkeys. This year, I decided to give them a metallic finish to create a more luxe look.
- Fabric leaves, $1
- Gold paint, on hand or $1 and up
- Dimensional Magic, on hand or about $3
- Mirror, $1
- Glue, on hand
Total: $2 and up
Step one: Paint both sides of the leaves gold.
Step two: Drop a small amount of Dimensional Magic on the leaf, and use a brush to paint the front of the leaf with the DM. This makes the leaves a little stiffer and gives them a beautiful sheen.
Step three: Arrange the leaves as desired around the mirror, and glue them in place.
It makes a gorgeous mirror, but if you don’t want to hang it up, you could set it on a table to create a pretty centerpiece. I think it would look beautiful paired with the cracked glass votive that I showed you how to make recently.
I liked the leaves so much that I painted a few more to make myself a pair of earrings. Pretty, don’t you think? I can think of so many ways to use these pretty gold leaves: place settings, napkin rings, or to embellish cards. Have fun crafting and creating!