July 1st is just around the corner, and if you’re a canuck like me that means it’s time to get out your red and white and all the maple leaves you can find! It’s time to celebrate Canada friends, and you can make the day festive with this cute little DIY.
1 Clip, wash and dry maple leaves. Coat with two layers of white spray paint (or as much as you need to cover). Let dry.
2 Use a paint brush to apply mod podge to one side of the maple leaf then cover in glitter and allow to dry. Repeat on the opposite side so that you’re left with two sides covered in red glitter and the centre white, just like a Canadian flag.
3 This part is optional but I like how it gives it an extra flair. Apply a bit of mod podge in various places in the centre of the leaf. Carefully apply bits of gold leaf on the glue. Random patterns are completely acceptable. Allow to dry.
4 Thread a needle with red and white twine. Carefully use the needle to poke a hole from behind on the leaf, pull the twine all the way through as much as you need, then poke another hole about a half inch away from the first. You’ll want each hole to be on either side of the main leaf vein for maximum support. The leaf is fragile so be very gentle with this part. Repeat until all leaves are on the twine.
5 Hang in your backyard or in your home and celebrate Canada day!
What are your plans for July 1st (or 4th for my American friends)?