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Thanksgiving Mantle :: Gold Leaf Garland

Dress up your Thanksgiving mantle with a gorgeous gold leaf garland. You’ll get a sophisticated look with minimal effort that costs next to nothing!

Thanksgiving Mantle Gold Leaf Garland

I usually don’t do too much for my Thanksgiving mantle but after making my gold leaf pace cards, I just couldn’t seem to put my spray paint can down! I was so smitten with their luscious luster I just knew that I had to continue the gold leaf theme and embellish my mantle as well!

Thanksgiving Mantle Gold Leaf Garland

Garlands have become a staple decoration in my home. They are just so sweet and unassuming and add such a celebratory statement to any room.

Thanksgiving Mantle Gold Leaf Garland

For my mantle, I decided on a simple and somewhat small leaf and to give an all over unified affect, I gathered a collection of leaves that were all similar in shape and size.

Thanksgiving Mantle Gold Leaf Garland

After spray painting both sides of the leaves, I simply hung some white string across my mantle and hung them with small wooden clothes pins (that I found at Michaels).

Thanksgiving Mantle Gold Leaf Garland

Make your mantle dazzle this Thanksgiving with a gorgeous gold leaf garland!

 

Supplies you’ll need for a gold leaf garland :

  • Leaves that are of the same size and shape that have been washed and dried well
  • Design Master gold spray paint (I used #731)
  • white string (or if you have a different color mantle, try to find string that matches the color of your wood or paint)
  • small wooden clothes pins

For other Thanksgiving decorating ideas check out my Glitter Gourds and Gold Leaf Place Cards.

Wishing you & yours a wonderfully decorated Thanksgiving!

Wenderly

 

 

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Thanksgiving Decorations :: Glitter Gourds

Need some ideas for Thanksgiving decorations? Well look no more! Glitter gourds are an easy and inexpensive way to glam up your holiday table this year!

Thanksgiving Decorations Glitter Gourds

This year Thanksgiving will be enjoyed around my table and I’ve been flitting about getting my home in order. I delight in setting a table for a special occasion. Putting Thanksgiving decorations together always makes me slow down and take a trip down memory lane. Gathering beloved dishes and linens, deciding on what items will make an appearance on the table that year and putting place cards together reminds me of what the holidays are all about.

Thanksgiving Decorations Glitter Gourds

Pumpkins and gourds always seem to find their way into my Thanksgiving decorations. I begin collecting them before Halloween and justify my obsession by knowing that they will last through November. This year I decided to dust my gourds with glitter to give my usual traditional centerpiece a glamorous effect.

Thanksgiving Decorations Glitter Gourds

And I must say that I am quite smitten with the outcome! The gourds sparkle and twinkle as if a magic frost encrusted them one Autumn evening. And who doesn’t like a little magic? The good news is, they’re easy as can be to make. I just painted some Mod Podge┬« onto the gourds, (some I completely covered and some just have a tinge around the top) then I sprinkled them with some opalescent glitter and let them dry.

Thanksgiving Decorations Glitter Gourds

I arranged them on my table, tucked a few votive candles here and there (the glitter gourds look gorgeous by candlelight) and then moved onto my other Thanksgiving decorations. I’ll be sharing those ideas with you very soon!

Supplies for the glitter gourds :

  • Gourds (you can usually find them in an assorted bag at your grocery store)
  • Mod Podge (any craft store should have this, you could use a craft glue that dries clear instead)
  • Opalescent glitter
  • sponge paint brush

Glittering tip :: I like to use 2 flimsy paper plates when glittering. I dust the gourds over one plate, shake off excess, and then use that extra glitter to pour (with the paper plate folded to guide glitter) over the next gourd sitting on the 2nd plate and keep repeating.

Thanksgiving Decorations Glitter Gourds

And that’s all there is to making some inexpensive yet glamorous Thanksgiving decorations that will enchant your guests as they gather around your table.

Now go get your glitter on!

Wishing you a magical Thanksgiving,

Wenderly