The leaves of your favorite Maple tree have, no doubt, shuffled off their summertime green for the rosy hues of autumn. Don’t let your leaves go to waste; put them to use in your next home decor project!
The Mason Jar Candle Holder project, from Spark & Chemistry, combines festive fall aesthetics with a touch of folksiness using...you guessed it, mason jars. It’s a simple, cost-effective way to add a little bit of fall decor to your home. Let’s get creative!
|Spark & Chemistry: Mason Jar Candle Holder|
What you’ll need:
- Leaf (real or artificial)
- Mason Jar
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
Step 1: Make sure the outside of your mason jar is clean. If the jar is dirty or oily, the leaves will not stick.
Step 2: Loosen up your leaves. Stiff leaves will not stick. Note: If you are using real leaves, you may want to dampen them to make them less stiff.
|Spark & Chemistry: Application|
Step 3: Application - begin to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the Mason Jar using your sponge brush, one section at a time. Once a section becomes sticky, place a leaf on the jar. Apply more Mod Podge on top of the leaf in thin layers. Note: Be sure to smooth out the edges; start in the middle of the leaf and work your way to the outer edges. Don’t be afraid to use your fingers.
Step 4: Application, continued. Apply as many leaves as you desire to fill/decorate the jar.
Step 5: Once you have applied all of the leaves, let it sit for a few hours to dry.
When the jar is dry, add some finishing touches with twine or ribbon. Place a candle inside and voila! Your room will light up with beautiful fall colors and scents!
|Spark & Chemistry: Finished Product|
Going to try this? Have another favorite fall craft project? Tell us about it!