A few simple joys in my life today: sleeping in an hour later, going to chapel with a cute boy who has the BEST smelling cologne, winning $250 in a photo contest, and festooning my door with pretty glitter leaves.
Let’s not talk about the little annoyances life brings us (*cough* pop quiz in chemistry *cough*)… Let’s face it: the good things REALLY outweigh them today.
And these leaves are definitely a good thing.
Fake leaves (in a bunch or loose)
Modge Podge (Elmer’s Glue works too!)
Tape (not pictured…)
Here’s what you do:
- If your leaves are in a bunch, cut them off of the stems.
- On a covered, disposable surface (think newspapers, a plastic tablecloth, etc.), spread out the leaves. Coat each leaf with Modge Podge. If you’re working with a lot of leaves, you’ll want to work on small batches at a time.
- Sprinkle glitter over the gluey leaves. I found it worked best to hold the leaf that was being covered over another gluey leaf, so that the leaf underneath caught most of the excess glitter.
- Let the leaves dry. Gently shake off excess glitter.
- Punch a hole at the base of each leaf. Cut off one long piece of ribbon to make a garland, or multiple shorter pieces for hanging leaves.
- Thread the ribbon through the holes. If you’re making hanging leaves, tie the string in a knot around the base of the leaf.
- Hang your lovely work up, and enjoy!
The original instructions come from the wonderful 6th Street Design School (and yes, I am just a little jealous of their beautiful photography.)
Happy Monday, everyone! (: