How To Make Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments

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by Our Crafty Mom
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20 Minutes

Today I will show you just how easy it is to make pretty copper leaf Christmas ornaments with thrifted or Dollar Store ornaments. One of the things that I have wanted to try for many years was gold or copper leafing. For whatever reason, I never had a chance. So when I spotted two big bags of vintage pink Christmas ornaments at the thrift store for $3 each, I knew now was the time! You guys-I am hooked! I want to put copper leaf on all the things! I will definitely be adding it to a canvas that I made a while back. It is so easy to work with and the results are so pretty. Let me show you what I used.


Start by adding mod podge to the bottom half of the Christmas ornament. You can leaf the entire ornament if you want, but I wanted to show the pink as well. Let the mod podge dry for just a couple of minutes so it is tacky and not wet. 

Next place the layer of copper leaf, along with the layer of included tissue paper over the ornament and pat it down lightly. Once you are comfortable with the amount you have applied, remove the leaf and tissue paper and use the brush to remove any flakes or pieces not attached.

Let it dry and you are done! See how easy that was? Be sure to check out my Blush and Metallics Christmas Tree  which I just finished decorating.

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  • Brenda Adams Brenda Adams on Dec 06, 2018

    Can you use plastic ornaments instead of glass?

  • Lesli Lesli on Dec 03, 2019

    Modge Podge, gold leaf and then tissue paper in that order correct?

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