December 13, 2011

Sparkly Holly Leaves

So, we moved into our new home last January and I noticed a holly bush growing in our side yard. I thought about how convenient it would be to clip the pretty leaves and decorate with them for Christmas. Well, Christmas time came this year and I thought about how I could  preserve the leaves so they lasted through the winter.
 I had just won some sparkle Mod Podge from Mod Podge Rocks and wanted to experiment with it. So, I painted my holly leaves, poking myself occasionally-ouch! The leaves are sharp! 

I allowed them to dry and placed them in a blue vintage Ball jar I got at a garage sale. I really like the result! I plan on keeping them up through the winter.
Later, I was browsing through the Pottery Barn online catalog and noticed that this idea flowed along with their theme of putting sparkly natural objects in jars-so I think my idea was Pottery Barn style without realizing it. How cool am I? ha ha...

Hope you enjoyed!
Linking up with these parties.


  1. Good Morning, this is such a creative idea! Love the simplicity of it...thanks for sharing!

    Warmest Regards,
    Loretta xoxo

  2. I love your blue jar! colored jars are 'in' these days. I am saving them and thinking of doing something with them!
    Your project is simple, easy yet creative! It's cool you had the same idea as that at Pottery Barn's!

    Thanks for taking time to visit my blog :)


  3. Thanks ladies for the kind words! I love simple!

  4. HI! I found you over at Southern Lovely Show & Share. This is such a great project. I love the really natural look. Come give me a visit too,
    Merry Christmas.

  5. Simple and beautiful too. I'm a follower. Warm wishes

  6. Lovely and simple!

  7. OoooooohhhH! I didn't know they made SPARKLE mod podge!! Two of my favorite things; mod podge and glitter, in one fabulous product! Wahoo! Thanks so much for sharing this cute and fun project. I'd be thrilled if you'd link it here at my party:

  8. These are SO pretty! Love the glitter and how it sparkles :)

    Hope you enjoy your crazy busy week!

  9. Thank you for linking up to the Simply Christmas Inspiration party at Shabby Art Boutique Kristina.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne


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