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These Gold Leaf Christmas Ornaments are a great way to add a unique touch to your Christmas decor this holiday season. They’re so easy to make, and they can be customized to match any color theme.

Gold Leaf Ornaments

MAKING THESE UNIQUE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS IS FUN, EASY, AND INEXPENSIVE – SOMETHING YOU CAN EVEN DO WITH YOUR KIDDOS!

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THESE GOLD LEAF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS TAKE JUST A FEW SUPPLIES TO MAKE.

Gold leaf Christmas ornaments are the perfect way to decorate a cute mini Christmas tree or even tie together to make a unique ornament garland. In fact, my daughter has actually claimed these for her personal tree this year!

I really enjoy a unique ornament, like these Decoupage Ornaments with Wood Rounds and Napkins. It’s easy to go out and buy the Christmas ball ornaments, but there’s something special when you hand craft your own ornaments. This craft project allows you to do just that.

DIY painted gold leaf Christmas light bulb ornaments

WHY I LOVE THIS PROJECT

So, I found myself down the dollar finds aisle at Target – which I technically shouldn’t do alone – but that’s where I came across these really cool unfinished wood light bulb ornaments.

They are basically a blank canvas, so you can do pretty much anything with them. Looking at them, I decided to bust out the gold leaf and get kind of crafty with that. Although I will say that gold leaf has risen to the level of glitter for me when it comes to the mess factor. So I’m not sure I’ll do much more with it. But for this project, I was really excited about how everything turned out.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • Wooden Light Bulb Ornaments – I found mine at Target in the dollar spot, but you can find similar ones online as well, try these ornaments or these ones
  • Acrylic Paint (midnight blue, lamb (or ebony) black, and snow (or titanium) white)
  • Gold Leaf Adhesive or Mod Podge – I used matte for this project
  • Gold Leaf
  • Masking Tape
  • 2 Paintbrushes
  • Paint Tray (optional for drying ornaments) supplies to make golf leaf ornaments

TUTORIAL: HOW TO MAKE GOLD LEAF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

Follow this quick video, or read the step-by-step directions below:

  1. Cover the twine hangers (if you have them) by lightly wrapping them in masking tape.
  2. Paint your ornaments the color of your choice. I wanted mine to be more modern and neutral so I used black, white, and navy blue.
  3. Begin applying the gold leaf with gold leaf adhesive or Mod Podge. Wherever you put adhesive is where you’ll want to place the gold leaf. Use a dry paintbrush to gently brush off the excess gold leaf. Lay gold leaf over adhesive and brush away excess with a dry paintbrush
  4. Keep adding adhesive and gold leaf until you get your desired level of coverage and look.
  5. Once the adhesive has dried, use a dry brush to gently brush the ornaments again to remove any excess gold leaf flakes.
  6. Remove the masking tape to reveal the twine hanger underneath. And that’s it! Your ornaments are ready to be used.

** TIP: For easy drying, set the ornaments into a paint tray. You can also hang them up to dry.

***NOTE: If you can’t find these ornaments at Target, here are a few affiliate links to order them online:

DIY Gold Leaf Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments can easily be designed to match any theme that you choose – just change your paint color selection!

MORE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT CRAFT IDEAS:

  • The next time you visit Dollar Tree, pick up the Tumbling Tower game and use the pieces to make some DIY Jenga Christmas Ornaments.
  • With the remaining pieces of the Tumbling Tower game, you can make some Jenga Piece Snownman Hats. Use these for your own tree or gift them to those you love.
  • Last but not least, these Mini Poster Hanger Ornaments are the perfect way to showcase little cute Christmas-themed printables. Carry a similar theme throughout your home by using the printables as wall decor, mini hanging ornaments, coasters, greeting cards, and so on.
DIY painted gold leaf Christmas light bulb ornaments

Gold Leaf Christmas Ornaments

These Gold Leaf Christmas Ornaments are the perfect way to decorate your tree in an eclectic style this holiday season.

Materials

  • Wooden Light Bulb Ornaments
  • Acrylic Paint (midnight blue, lamp (or ebony) black, and snow (or titanium) white)
  • Gold Leaf Adhesive or Mod Podge - I used matte for this project
  • Gold Leaf
  • Masking Tape
  • 2 Paintbrushes
  • Paint Tray (optional for drying ornaments)

Instructions

  1. Cover the twine hangers (if you have them) by lightly wrapping them in masking tape.
  2. Paint your ornaments the color of your choice. I wanted mine to be more modern and neutral so I used black, white, and navy blue.
  3. Begin applying the gold leaf with gold leaf adhesive or Mod Podge. Wherever you put adhesive is where you’ll want to place the gold leaf. Use a dry paintbrush to gently brush off the excess gold leaf.
  4. Keep adding adhesive and gold leaf until you get your desired level of coverage and look.
  5. Once the adhesive has dried, use a dry brush to gently brush the ornaments again to remove any excess gold leaf flakes.
  6. Remove the masking tape to reveal the twine hanger underneath. And that’s it! Your ornaments are ready to be used.

** TIP: For easy drying, set the ornaments into a paint tray. You can also hang them up to dry.

***NOTE: If you can't find these ornaments at Target, here are a few affiliate links to order them online:

DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE GOLD LEAF CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS FOR LATER:

DIY Gold Leaf Christmas Ornament Bulbs

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