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Thread: Glittered Leaves, A Craft

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    It's time, depending on where you live, to collect and press leaves.
    Stick them in a magazine or old book. Then paint with Modge Podge & cover with glitter. I do both sides, letting them dry overnight. You can also use thinned white glue. I put each glitter in a separate aluminum pan (99 cent store) , lay the leaf in the pan, & spoon the glitter on top. This will keep the kids busy for hours! Display around a mirror, on gifts, from a chandelier, in wreaths, you know... We have put ours on the Christmas tree. Collect leaves as you travel. I have them from the 3 colleges my kids attended & my sister's yard. Enjoy!No, you do not need a tutorial!You can figure this out!

    I use cheap craft glitter
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    To cute!! I see ideas!!!!!

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    Those are very unique and pretty. I was at a woodworking show recently with my DH and there was someone painting scenes and landscapes etc on dried leaves, I wish I had this kind of talent.

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    Neat!

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    I'm gonna have to do this. Thank you for the idea.

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    Fun idea.

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    cute!

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    what a great idea for cards, michaels has the super fine glitter 4 to a pack for 1.00. great idea thanks

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    Reminds me of days of old! Will have to revive this craft for sure! It's fun to do! Yours are great! :-D :!: :thumbup:

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    Beautiful--great idea!

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    SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE! :D

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    I will have to do this with my grands, they will love it :D:D:D

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    I was so excited about the project I went to Walmart today and got all the ingredients - since I have lots of trees (esp. Maple) I will be busy. Also, I think some people do that with pine cones also. Thanks for the post.

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    I love glitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I do glitter pinecones for the Christmas tree. Never thought of leaves!
    Thanks, Dotty!

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    You can add floral wire to the leaves w a bit of floral tape & put them in arangements or tuck into a pot of chrysanthemums

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    Those are very pretty.

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    I guess I need to find some good leaves. Most of the trees around here are either a "cedar tree" which is really a juniper water hog or a live oak whose leaves are really small and uninteresting.

    Darn, now I've got another thing to put on the "honey do" list. Plant a tree with interesting leaves.

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    Ok - I have collected my leaves and have placed them between pages in a book - so how long until I can apply the modge podge and glitter? I have never done this before but I like the look. Thanks for the information.

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    Your leaves should feel like a paper bag.Dry. Later in the season, Mother Nature does it for you!

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