You'd never guess that the bright autumn leaves are made with nail polish!


The most amazing thing about fall has to be how beautiful the leaves are when they turn red, orange, and gold! For this issue, I decided to make little trees out of metal wire and nail polish. The wonderful thing about the nail polish is that it is translucent, like real leaves! A couple of trees will make for a cute decoration or a forest for toys!

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You will need:

thin metal wire

needle nose pliers

nail polish

dark-colored paper tape


  1. Twist thin metal wire into small loops, smaller than ¼" across. You can put several loops on 1 piece of wire. This will be a branch. I also made some loose leaves to lie on the ground around the trees.
  2. Twist several branches together to form the trunk of the tree, but leave some wire to make into roots. This will make it possible for the tree to stand on its own.
  3. Apply nail polish in 2 or 3 different shades of orange to the loops. If your loops aren’t too big, this shouldn’t be very hard.
  4. Let dry for at least half an hour.
  5. Cover the trunk, roots, and as much of the branches as you can with dark brown or black paper tape.

TIP:

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You'd never guess that the bright autumn leaves are made with nail polish!
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