We’re almost finished decorating the Christmas tree. The scavaged and gilded leaves turned out exceedingly well. We even found some magnolia leaves! Here are photographs of the end result:
Lit Christmas trees are very difficult to photograph but I did my best. We are all especially enamored with the long narrow seed pods that we glittered (the embossing glitter from Paper Source is excellent for this purpose). I brought the garlands up from Rockridge. They are gilded paper, available at Tail of the Yak in Berkeley for approximately $10. I believe we only used 2 for our eight foot tree.