Inspired by the natural and unruly beauty of our new, live Christmas tree, the kids and I decided to create a series of handmade ornaments that were equally organic. But we also felt that our elegant evergreen deserved a little holiday sparkle. So we created gilded adornments, fit for a queen.
Photography by Justine Hand.
At first, the kids and I thought we were just going to give a few nuts a golden veneer. But from there the concept grew.
I actually bought these leaves while in New York City for the Remodelista book launch. Unfortunately, ABC Carpet and Home doesn’t offer them on its website, but these delicate ornaments would be easy to make. Leaf Veins offers many exotic leaf skeletons including a Pack of 20 Rubber Leaves similar to the ones above; $2.18.
For more on decorating for the holidays, see:
- A Star is Born: DIY Foraged Christmas Tree Topper
- 5 Favorites: Natural Botanical Garlands for the Holidays and Beyond
- How to Pick Your Perfect Christmas Tree
N.B.: This post has been updated with new links; it was first published December 2013.