DIY Glitter Leaves {Easy Christmas Craft}

Hope you all have had a wonderful week so far! I feel like I’ve been going ninety to nothing, getting bits and pieces accomplished but not a full and complete task, know what I mean? Anywho, I did manage to make a very easy Christmas craft this week and I love how it came out.  It was basically free too which was a bonus.  So here are my easy DIY glitter leaves:

Glitter Leaves

So pretty right? Anything with glitter is pretty. But wow, it’s messy.  I’m not going to lie.  I wish I could say you won’t have glitter all over the place, but yea, you will.  It’s the price we have to pay for beauty. :)

First I went in our backyard and cut off some magnolia leaves from our tree.

magnolia leaves

Then I painted on some Modge Podge.

You can do this front and back, or just 1 side. I only did the front side.

Then I dipped in a plate of glitter.


And then they will look like this.

glitter leaf

I did several leaves and laid them out on foil to dry.

glitter magnolia leaves

So after you have all of your leaves you can do whatever you want with them! I am using some on the mantel which I’ll show you next week, but you can also make a pretty centerpiece like this.

I just used my dough bowl, put the leaves in and then threw some ornaments on top. So pretty!

Glitter Leaves

Glitter Leaves

Everyone needs some bling bling Christmas leaves right? :)

Oh, and another great idea, just take an ornament hook, poke it through the leaf and hang on your tree for some beautiful hand-made ornaments. I think I might do that myself.

Have you glitterfied anything yet this season? I always say each year I won’t use glitter, and each year I still do.  It’s just inevitable it will be everywhere around the house.

Oh, and don’t forget to enter the All I Want for Christmas HUGE giveaway Part TWO that’s still going on for a chance to win lots of goodies like ipads, Cash, and more!

Sharing this post at Kate’s Christmas Craft partay.



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  1. Beautiful! I think I’ll glitter some stuff up around my house this weekend!

  2. Ohhh, I just love these! What a great idea. And you’re totally right — these are pretty much free to make. There is glitter right now. I may have to give the glitter a time-out for right now, but when the glitz and I are friends again, this is the project I’ll do. I pinned it so that I’ll remember! ;-) Thanks so much for sharing with us. Have a great weekend!

  3. If you spray them with a clear protectant spray the glitter won’t fall off and make a mess. Plus you’ll be able to store them better without ruining. Cute idea!

    • Love this idea. What kind of protectant spray would you use? I bought some glittered pieces for the garland on my stair railing last year and had glitter everywhere in my foyer.

      I love the idea of taking leaves from my garden and glittering them.

  4. Beautiful, fabulous idea and something I may just give a try here, of course our dogs might be sporting a little glitz too then.

    Hugs, Lori m

  5. I love this! Now I’ll have to find some leaves and do the same. Seems like they’ve all blown away! Perhaps I can try something similar with pinecones!

  6. I never thought to do magnolia leaves! They are impressive! I came over from Centsational Girl–


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