This is a step-by-step tutorial for DIY gold leaf ornaments! These make a great decorating statement, whether you place them in a bowl for the dinning room table or hang them on this years tree. As if your tree and home isn’t shiny and sparkly enough; these ornaments are classic yet modern. Let your creative flag fly by switching up the colors. Try blues, silvers, greens and whites! You can even bring the kids to the table and let the whole family make their own gold leaf Christmas ornaments!
Gold Leaf Ornament Craft Instructions
- Glass ornaments
- Acrylic paint
- Imitation Gold leaf- (available through my amazon affiliate link here)
- Clear nail polish
- Workable fixatif (available through my amazon affiliate link here)
- Foam brush
How To Make DIY Gold Leaf Ornaments:
- Start off by taking the tops off of the ornaments. This will ensure that the tops stays paint free.
- Next, using a brush paint the outside of the ornament. I chose red acrylic paint.
- Place those upside down and allow to dry.
4. Once, it is dry grab either a gold or silver acrylic paint and a foam brush. I chose gold.
5. Brush the gold onto the ornament. You do not want this to be a thick layer so spread this paint so it looks sheer. It just gives a metallic glaze to your painted ornament.
6. Let this dry. Once it is dry you can put the top back on the ornament.
Now it is time for the gold leaf!
In order to put the gold leaf onto the ornament we need to use an adhesive. I personally use clear nail polish because glue tends to dry with a slight cloudy finish.
7. Apply the nail polish to the top part or the entire ornament and apply the gold leaf. Use your finger tips to tap the gold leaf. This can be a very messy step.
8.Finally spray the ornaments with workable fixatif. This will keep the gold leaf from flaking off. Enjoy!
How do you like to decorate for the holiday? Do you enjoy Christmas ornament crafts like this one? Would you try this DIY gold leaf ornament tutorial this holiday season? If you do, be sure to share your creations with us @familyfocusblog!