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How To Make Pretty Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments

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Today I will show you just how easy it is to make pretty copper leaf Christmas ornaments with thrifted or Dollar Store ornaments.

copper on tree


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It’s Day 7 and we are sharing Holiday Decor Ideas!

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.

How To Make Pretty Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments



Supplies copper leaf

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. 

mod podge

I used a mason jar to hold the ornament while it was drying. Next place the layer of copper leaf, along with the layer of included tissue paper over the ornament and pat it down lightly. The copper leaf is very fragile so you want to work slowly and just lightly pat it in all areas where you adhered the mod podge.

tissue paper on ornament

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 (excuse the image of me in the ornament, lol)

ornament on jar

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. I love the vintage look of the copper against the pink. Wouldn’t a few of these make a nice gift too? I can totally see them wrapped up in a pretty box with grosgrain ribbon!

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copper ornaments on tree

I hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas series. I am loving all the creativity and have been pinning new ideas! These are great to refer back to next year as well. 


Copper Leaf Christmas Ornaments

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These ornaments are so cute and look like they're so easy to make! Love it, Michelle!

Best Kelly

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