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Glittered Fall Leaves DIY

Glittered Fall Leaves DIYThese days I am all about simple crafts. And these glittered fall leaves are as simple as they come! But the sparkly end result is perfect for decorating a bookshelf or mantel.

I had most of the supplies for this project already, but I needed a reason to head over to the craft store. So I was off to find some glitter in fun fall colors! And the store did not disappoint, I found a pack of glitter with ten little samples that were all fall colors. Now to decide which ones to use!

Silk Leaves
Mod Podge
Foam brush

I started by brushing on a coat of Mod Podge to the front of the leaf. If you don’t have Mod Podge, just regular white glue will work. It might need to be thinned a little with water so it’s not too thick and makes the glitter clumpy.

Sprinkle the glitter all over the leaf and shake off the excess. I put a piece of paper underneath so I can use it to pour the extra glitter on the next leaf.


At first, I thought the glitter would be okay the way it was. Until I picked up the leaf and glitter was sprinkling all over. Since I didn’t want to be finding glitter in every crack and crevice around the house for the next however many years, I decided that another layer of Mod Podge would be needed.

So using the foam brush, I brushed on another, thicker, layer of Mod Podge right over the glitter and let it dry over night. A little bit of the glitter still falls off, but not nearly as much as before!


After they dried, I hung a few with some ribbon. Using my hot glue gun, I added a dab of glue to the back of the leaf and stuck the ribbon to it. Wouldn’t these make a fun garland for the mantel?


I also left a few without ribbon to use them around the pumpkins in our front window. They will be great fall decor all the way through Thanksgiving!

GlitterLeaves-6How fun would the glitter leaves look added to the Burlap and Ribbon Fall Wreath?