This gold leaf teardrop ornament tutorial will have you making easy vintage-looking ornaments in less than 10 minutes!
How is your Christmas tree looking this year? I have the main one up and decorated, and redecorated (I can’t help it) and I put up this little flocked one in the entry way. It’s cute and has a rustic feel to it. In a perfect world I would add some vintage, glass ornaments to it. The little tree is sparse enough that each vintage ornament would get the space and attention it deserves…in a perfect world. Um, I have three kids, two dogs and concrete and tile floors. No vintage glass ornaments would survive in this household. I have lost too many fragile items in the past 10 years and have learned that lesson the hard way.
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So for now we get plastic ornaments. Plastic ornaments have come a long way, I mean sometimes you have to touch them to see if they are plastic. With plastic you don’t have to worry about one dropping and shattering and getting those thin slivers of glass in a dog’s paw or your toddler’s foot.
I chose teardrop shape ornaments because they are unique. They snap together easily. I can think of a bunch of things to put inside of them like little bottle brush trees, fake snow, glitter and sequins and even more. But I wanted something shiny and vintage like. Gold leaf was the answer.
To tell the truth, this leaf is actually called copper leaf but it has a very gold appearance. It is only slightly more red than gold, so maybe a rose gold. Anyway, I’m calling it gold.
The supplies came from Oriental Trading. Check out their Christmas Headquarters!
The ornament comes in two pieces and just snaps together. Take the ornament and the spray glue outside and lightly spray the bottom half of the ornament, being careful to avoid the top of the ornament.
Bring it back inside and gently lay piece of the gold leafing on it. Press it down with your finger. Add as little or as much gold leaf as you would like. I went for a vintage look, so left some spots without the leafing.
Need more sparkly ornaments? Try these glittered and sequined ornaments!
Use your finger to rub in the gold leaf and hang the ornaments on the tree. This gold leaf teardrop ornament is pretty simple and look fantastic!
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