DIY Gold-leafed Greeting Cards
This project is a part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry 2012.
You did it. It’s Christmas Eve and you forgot to send out cards. Or maybe you didn’t forget, but you were too busy saving lives. That’s what happened to me. Luckily, these cards are sooooo easy. So easy it hurts. These DIY Gold-leafed Greeting Cards are just the right amount of classiness when it comes to Christmas cards.
To make your own gold-leafed cards you’ll need:
- blank cards (mine from Hobby Lobby, of course)
- gold-leafing kit (also from Hobby Lobby)
- foam paint brush (Hobby Lobby)
- Diet Coke (for fun)
Using the glue pen from the gold-leafing kit, write out Christmas-y words like “Merry”, “Joy”, or “Money”. Write the letters in all caps and let the glue dry for a minute or two before pressing the gold sheet to the glue. Press the gold leaf down firmly and rub against the glue. After five minutes, take the foam paint brush and rub it against the gold leaf. The gold leaf will start to flake and leave only the glued pieces adhered to the glue.
And that is it! Now you can relax and move on to more important things like making tonight’s dinner. What are you having? Chinese? Mexican? What are your Christmas Eve traditions?
photo cred: Ashley Swapp Photography