Glittered Leaf Gift Toppers
Accenting sprigs, berries, and leaves with glitter, silver paint, or microbeads turns holiday gift packages into natural wonders.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2010
- Greenery such as mistletoe, holly, and eucalyptus
- Silver spray paint
- Silver glitter
- Spray adhesive
Vintage string, in Silver; vintage ribbon, in Silver; and silk-satin ribbon; tinseltrading.com
Tied up in a bow, mistletoe makes a truly romantic wrap.
For a two-tone pair of magnolia leaves that makes a modern statement, combine a natural leaf with one that's spray-painted silver.
Cedar with a hint of glitter looks enchanting on a tiny box; lightly dust sprig with spray adhesive, then dip in glitter.
Seeded eucalyptus turns sculptural atop a silver box when the leaves are painted with glue, then coated with glitter.
Make holly pop against crimson paper by silvering the berries. Paint berries with glue, then sprinkle with microbeads.