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Jump into Christmas decor by making these super simple gold leaf trees. These only take minutes to make but you will love them in your holiday home decor. This one was posted over at Crafts Unleashed last year but I am posting it here in case y’all missed it. The materials were given to me as part of my design team status there however all projects and opinions are my own.
To make your own gold leaf trees you will need:
- Darice Leaf Metallic Gold (this listing is for 6 packages — it took 11 packages to make two trees)
- 9.85 inch cone
- 5.9 inch cone
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Scissors or wire cutters
Remove your gold leaves from the packages and use either scissors or wire cutters to trim the stems. See the picture below for the approximate length that I used.
Stick the stem of the leaf into the foam cone then fold the leaf down. Start at the bottom and wrap your leaves around the bottom as shown. Your goal is to have the entire bottom edge of the cone covered with gold and no white showing through. Hot glue the bottom tips of the leaves.
The picture below better illustrates how the wire end of the leaves are placed into the foam. There is no hot glue there. I found they were secure just by sticking them in. If you wanted to add a drop of hot glue for added protection you could. I continued with overlapping rows of leaves all the way up my cone. Just do one row at a time and make sure no white foam shows through.
Add a drop of hot glue at the very top and squeeze the leaves together to form a point. I also used hot glue on about the top two rows to hold the leaves down into place. The other leaves are just stuck into the foam with no glue.
These gold leaf trees will look amazing in your home. Plus when they only take minutes to make, it is almost like instant satisfaction! Y’all enjoy this fun craft tutorial. Want to make that deer to go along with them? Click here to see how to make the glittered deer.