There are thirty-nine days, yes 39, until Christmas. Have you started decorating yet? I can’t wait to transform my home into a magical wonderland for the holidays. This year my theme is all about metallic ornaments, farmhouse trends and a touch of glam. I have partnered with DecoArt to share these easy DIY Painted Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments that will help complete my glam metallic farmhouse Christmas tree and holiday decor.
I remember visiting my great grandma’s house during the holidays and being in awe of her gorgeous holiday decorations. She always had the most elegant themed trees and rarely kept the same theme from year to year. It’s funny how those little details and memories become such a big part of who you are. Now that I have my own home to decorate I find myself embracing my great grandmother’s style and attention span for decorating. Every year I look forward to transforming our home with a new theme, and this year I decided to go with the popular metallic trend and work it into our modern farmhouse decor.
While I wanted to keep everything fairly neutral with the winter white and shimmery metallic colors, I also knew that it just wouldn’t be me with out a pop of my signature aqua color. So, I decided to make a few of my own handmade ornaments for the tree and to create a beautiful mantle display.
What you will need:
- Plastic Ornaments
- DecoArt Americana Paint
- Copper Leaf Sheets
- Gold Leaf Adhesive
- Paint Brush
- Plastic Cups
- Picture Frame
Step 1: Remove the top of the plastic ornament and set aside (I spray painted mine copper to match). Squeeze a small amount of the pain into the plastic ornament.
Step 2: Swirl the ornament around until the entire inside of the entire ornament is covered.
Step 3: Turn the ornament upside down and place on a plastic cup for a minimum of 15 minutes. This will allow any excess paint to drip out. Let the ornaments dry, upside down, for at least 24 hours.
Step 4: Use a paint brush to paint a thin layer of gilding leaf adhesive on the bottom half of the ornament. Once the adhesive has tried to a tacky touch gently lay the copper leaf on the ornament. Use a dry paint brush to smooth out any wrinkles and excess copper leafing.
Step 6: Tie ribbon to the ornament hooks and attach to an empty picture frame for a beautiful DIY holiday decoration.
I love how simple and gorgeous these ornaments are all at the same time. I think they coordinate perfectly with my Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas Tree. This year’s holiday decor may be favorite. It’s incorporates everything I love right now. Shimmery metallics, farmhouse trends, and my favorite color, aqua!
Make sure you check out these other DIY Christmas projects for even more creative holiday inspiration.