The golden Acorn
So appealing and special for Holiday decorations.
My charming friend Sieglinde sent these extra special acorns to me from Texas.
We decided that we liked them just the way they are.
But, you have known me long enough to know about my penchant for gold.
A simple 2 step process.
It is the gold leaf , $12 (actually called metal leaf in craft stores) I use for craft projects.
The Genuine Gold Leaf ($80) I use for more important projects.
The difference, metal leaf will eventually tarnish. Real gold does not.
More information in an earlier post and a link to a more professional approach when using real gold leaf.
But I couldn't help myself, I had to add a bit of gold to at least some of the acorns.
I used a gold pen on the acorn on the left. Not shiny enough for me.
Pour a little glue (specially designed for gilding, available in any craft store), into a small container and paint each acorn.
Acorns painted with glue will slowly turn from white to clear.
After about 20 minutes, acorns will turn shiny and tacky.
You now have about an hour to apply gold leaf.
Lay on gold leaf and polish with a soft cloth.
Even one little acorn is charming.
And you have learned a new and golden craft.
By Easter time you are an expert.
Have a lovely remainder of the week my dear
Your friendship is very important to me and I would love to see you here for a visit.