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Project

Glittered Leaves in a Box

Introduction

Give fall leaves a sparkling touch by adding a bit of glitter.

Materials

  • Gathered leaves
  • Flower press or an old magazine and weighty item
  • Wide-tip glue pen
  • Glittering glue with fine-tip applicator
  • Glitter (we used Fire Opal and Brownstone)
  • Small shipping box

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Press a leaf to keep edges from curling: Place the leaf in a flower press, or between pages of an old magazine with a weight on top, overnight or longer.

  2. Step 2

    Cover one side of the pressed leaf with glue, using a wide-tip glue pen. Cover with glitter and shake off excess. Allow to dry.

  3. Step 3

    Glitter other side of leaf and allow to dry.

  4. Step 4

    Use glittering glue with a fine-tip applicator to write the year on one side of the leaf. Glitter in a contrasting color.

  5. Step 5

    Fill a small shipping box with gathered leaves. Place the glittered leaf on top, and close box.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008

Reviews (3)

  • auntiestacey 1 Jan, 2009

    cats4judy, i had the same question, then i hit the close button to stop the video (top right corner) and got a 2nd page, with the instructions for the glittering process. i'm about to try it now with all the leaves that i didn't glitter before the holidays!! haahaa !!

  • cats4judy 28 Dec, 2008

    The title says "GLITTERED" leaves, but there is no glittering in the video. Why?

  • cats4judy 28 Dec, 2008

    It says "GLITTERED" leaves, but the video doesn't show any glittering. Why?