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Thanksgiving Glitter Leaf Wall Display

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Raise your hand if you decorate for Thanksgiving. Most of us don’t, right? After Halloween, I usually start decorating for Christmas, putting poor ‘ol Thanksgiving in the corner. Last year, I did do a little Thanksgiving decor craft. Since I had already put up some things for Christmas, I didn’t want both seasons to clash. I decided on a simple Gratitude Leaf Garland out of kraft paper featuring a little glitter and feathers. It was an easy way to add a festive pop for Thanksgiving.

This year, I was craving MORE glitter, so I created a wall display using leaves foraged from my front yard. I set out to find artificial leaves at Walmart, but they had been replaced by all the Christmas trimmings… so I improvised. I did grab some glitter on my craft supply hunt and I was tempted to grab all.the.glitters. The Sulyn Glitters are so adorable and they are stack-able, fueling my need to collect them all.

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Anywho. I had a lot of fun designing this project. I hope you all enjoy this tutorial and FREE printable I’ve shared down below. Let’s get started!

Materials

Leaves (real or artificial)
Extra Fine Glitter ($3.27 in-store)
Mod Podge
Acrylic Paint
Yarn
Glue Gun

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Instructions

Decorate each leaf to your heart’s desire with paint and glitter. Brush on some Mod Podge glue and dust glitter over the glue. Set leaves aside to dry for 15 minutes. After the leaves have dried, dab a drop of hot glue on the back of each of leaf and attach a piece of yarn to it. You can create a mobile by tied the yarn around a branch or embroidery hoop, or you can do as I have done by taping them to the wall surrounding framed art.

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Thanks Printable

I designed this printable in all of ten minutes in an effort to create a focal point. It’s different and I love it. It is available for download if you’d like to use it in your Thanksgiving decor. Just click the image to save and print. ;-)

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I darkened up the triangles a bit in the downloadable version.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Thanks so much for your continued support! I am working on some great giveaways and downloadable content, so keep your eyes peeled!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

To support my blogging efforts and site expenses, I do share relevant affiliate links in my posts. Thank you for your support.

Sheena Tatum (founder)

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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