Add some sparkle to your holiday decorations with these super simple DIY gold leaf trees. Am I allowed to use simple and gold leaf in the same sentence? When you see how I made these you will agree.
- Gold Metallic Leaves (it took 11 packages to make the two trees)
- Durafoam 9.85 inch Cone
- Durafoam 5.9 inch Cone
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors or Wire Cutters
I told you it was simple!
Stick the stem of the leaf into the foam cone then fold the leaf down. Start at the bottom and wrap your leaves around the bottom as shown. Your goal is to have the entire bottom edge of the cone covered with gold and no white showing through. Hot glue the bottom tips of the leaves.
The picture below better illustrates how the wire end of the leaves are placed into the foam. There is no hot glue there. I found they were secure just by sticking them in. If you wanted to add a drop of hot glue for added protection you could. I continued with overlapping rows of leaves all the way up my cone. Just do one row at a time and make sure no white foam shows through.
Finally come to the top. Add a drop of hot glue at the very top and carefully hold the top leaves together. This will ensure that you won’t have any white foam showing through. I also had to hot glue the bottom of the leaves on the top two rows to get them to lay correctly. Otherwise, the leaves are just sitting there suspended by the wire inserted into the foam.
I think these trees look great with our glitter dipped deer figurine…don’t you?