Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gold Leaf Pumpkin

While my Halloween decor taste has always leaned far closure to fall harvest than haunted house, I still love to do something a special and a little different each year to make my apartment feel more festive. After making glitter pumpkins last year, I wanted to do something equally glam and obviously gold leaf pumpkins seemed like the best option. It was quick and easy, and to be honest, required less cleanup than the glitter pumpkins. And while I chose to decorate a real pumpkin, this could easily be done with a fake one and used year after year.

xx Molly

You'll need a pumpkin, or any object really, gold leaf spray adhesive, gold leaf, and a brush.

1. Protect your work surface with newspaper and spray your clean pumpkin, holding the adhesive about eight inches from the surface. Wait two minutes for the glue to become tacky.

2. Use wax paper to pick up the gold leaf and press onto the surface.

3. Using your brush, press the gold leaf onto the pumpkin until the entire surface is covered. Don't worry about any creases or overlaps, this will only add to the look.

4. Allow the glue to dry for 24-hours and then brush off excess gold leaf with the brush.

5. Kick back, relax, and decorate!

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