Thanksgiving dinner with my extended family is almost always potluck style. When we’re hosting, I always want to decorate the table but don’t know how much of the table will be covered with bowls, platters, and plates and how they’ll all fit together. With this in mind, I thought these metallic leaves would be a fun way to solve this little dilemma. Line them up along a table runner, scatter them around the table, or use them to dress up place settings – you can easily move them to accommodate whatever dishes your guests bring.
Materials: foil baking sheet, gold and copper spray paint, leaf template, scissors, pencil.
Step 1: Print and cut out your leaf template.
Step 2: Trace the template onto the foil baking sheet.
Step 3: Cut out the leaves. As long as you keep the leaves’ edges round, they aren’t sharp to touch.
Step 4: Draw veins on the leaves – do this on a semi-soft surface (such as a magazine) to create the look of embossed metal.
Step 5: Spray paint the leaves and let dry completely.