GORGEOUS GOLD LEAF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

I'm showing you how to make four different types of gold leaf ornaments that will look amazing on any style Christmas tree!

MATERIALS

MATERIALS

Blank ornaments-you can use glass, ceramic, wooden, etc Gold leaf  Metal leaf adhesive  Metal leaf sealer  Soft paintbrushes Foam paint brushes or paintbrushes with very soft bristles  Paint for ornament

HOW TO MAKE GOLD LEAF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

HOW TO MAKE GOLD LEAF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

If you are using clear ball ornaments, the first step is paint.  Pour about a teaspoon of paint inside the ornament and swirl it around until the entire inside is covered in paint.

LET THE ORNAMENTS DRY Once your ornaments are covered, turn them upside down where the paint can drip out. An egg carton works great!

TYPES OF GOLD LEAF Inexpensive gold leaf meant for crafts is typically made of less expensive metals and colored to look like gold. You can get real gold leaf but it will be pricey.

HOW TO APPLY GOLD LEAF   Use a foam paint brush or other soft brush to spread metal leaf adhesive wherever you want the gold leaf to go.

Wait for the adhesive to dry and become tacky.  Gently place your gold leaf onto your ornament where you’ve spread your glue. Gently brush your paintbrush all over to adhere the gold leaf.

If you are adding gold leaf to a flat ornament, you can simply lay it on top. Then use your fingers or paintbrush to fold the edges over to cover the sides.

Carefully remove the transfer paper and use your paintbrush to gently brush all over the gold leaf again. This will remove any lose bits of gold leaf.

FILL IN GAPS IN THE GOLD LEAF Fill any bare spots by laying a piece of gold leaf over the spot and brushing over it with a paintbrush. Remove the transfer paper and brush it again.

HOW TO SEAL GOLD LEAF Sealing your ornaments is easy, but you should follow the instructions on your type of sealer. In general, you will gently brush sealer over your gold leaf. Let it dry to a clear finish.

Get the full step-by-step tutorial here.

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