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Glittered Leaf Gift Toppers

Accenting sprigs, berries, and leaves with glitter, silver paint, or microbeads turns holiday gift packages into natural wonders.


  1. Step 1

    Tied up in a bow, mistletoe makes a truly romantic wrap.

  2. Step 2

    For a two-tone pair of magnolia leaves that makes a modern statement, combine a natural leaf with one that's spray-painted silver.

  3. Step 3

    Cedar with a hint of glitter looks enchanting on a tiny box; lightly dust sprig with spray adhesive, then dip in glitter.

  4. Step 4

    Seeded eucalyptus turns sculptural atop a silver box when the leaves are painted with glue, then coated with glitter.

  5. Step 5

    Make holly pop against crimson paper by silvering the berries. Paint berries with glue, then sprinkle with microbeads.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2010