Leaf Decor

Leaf Decor

What You'll Need:

Paper Mache Leaf
Martha Stewart Crafts Paint:
  -Sweet Potato
  -Chestnut Brown
Gilding Sheets
Gilding Adhesive
Foam Brush
Soft Brush
Paper Plate

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour (Not Including Drying Time)

How to Make a Leaf Decor

Turn a new leaf with fall décor! Use colorful paint to create a festive piece for any table or shelf.
  • 1 Paint the leaf

    Paint the leaf brown. Let it dry.

  • 2 Continue painting the leaf

    Run a 3" to 4" bead of each of the three other paint colors next to each other on a paper plate. Roll a brayer over the lines of paint, then roll the brayer over the center and diagonally to each side of the leaf. Only roll over each section once. Let it dry. There will be areas that the brown shows through.

  • 3 Add gilding to the leaf

    Use a foam brush to randomly add gilding adhesive onto the leaf. Let the adhesive set up. Place a gilding sheet onto the top of the leaf and press and rub firmly in place. Use a soft brush to remove any excess gilding.