DIY Fall Leaf Candle
This is an idea from Gingerbread Snowflakes. Visit her website for more crafts.
- Dried, pressed fall leaves
- Regular Mod Podge
- A jar and a brush
1. Dry beautiful, colorful fall leaves using this method. Drying should take only about two weeks.
2. Smear Mod Podge all over the sides of the jar. Do not apply Mod Podge to the bottom or the grooved lid area.
3. Place your dry leaf right onto the Mod Podge and press into place. Brush over the leaf with more Mod Podge.
4. Continue adding leaves and Mod Podge until your jar is covered with leaves. Overlap a few, but keep in mind that overlap areas do reduce the light that can pass through. I find that lighter colored leaves work best. Use the darker leaves as accents.
5. Once you have finished placing your leaves around the jar surface, use the flat end of your brush to create a stippled pattern in the Mod Podge areas NOT covered by leaves. This step will create a more pleasing pattern than will brush strokes when light shines through these “open” areas on the jar.
6. Let the candle dry thoroughly and then apply a second coat of Mod Podge, again “stippling” the open areas.
7. Let the jar dry several hours or overnight. Overspray with acrylic spray.
8. When dry, pop a tea light in the bottom and you are done!
Several of these, in different sizes, would be gorgeous on a fall party table.
I would do this but I don’t think there’s any trees around me here in Florida that would work well. Fall season is making me miss Ohio and the metroparks. Maybe the leaves won’t be all brown when I go home for Thanksgiving.