Glittery Dried Leaves

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Intro: Glittery Dried Leaves

These are some shiny gilded leaves.

Using this ibles you can recycle fallen leaves and create something pretty and decorate almost everything with this.

I hope you all like this project and have fun making one as well.

For this ibles you need:

  • Heavy thick book
  • Dried Leaves
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Clue
  • Glitter

Step 1: Prepare the Leaves

Put the freshly collected leaves in a heavy book for 5 - 10 days to press-dry them.

Take them out when they are perfectly straightened up.

Step 2: Template

Take a pencil and paper.

Fold the paper in half and draw the leaf shape you want.

Cut out the leaf.

Step 3:

Put it over a leaf and draw around it to get the paper leaf's outline.

Cut the leaf according to the outline.

Step 4: Paint

Take acrylic paint and a paint brush. It's better to use shiny colors.

Paint the leaf with golden acrylic paint.

Leave it to dry properly.

Step 5:

When the paint is all dried up, glue all over the leaf with a paint brush.

Take a strainer.

Pour some glitter over the strainer.

Then gently shake the strainer above the glued leaf.

Then leave the leaf to dry.

Done the glittery leaves are ready.

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    ashleyjlong

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder if applying a resin would make these durable enough to be used in jewelry. Glittery leaf earrings could be very pretty!

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    Ami9702ashleyjlong

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Yes I've seen a tutorial.....

    Someone made a necklace with dried leaves. Here's the link

    http://www. cutoutandkeep. net/projects/gold-leaf-statement-necklace

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    Vyger

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Have you tried using different leaves? Every tree has it's own leaf pattern, it would be interesting to use leaves from different trees for the variety they would have.

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    Ami9702Vyger

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Yes I did want to try But I couldn't find any.

    I wanted to go with maple leaf but it's rare in our country.