How To Make A DIY Autumn Leaf Candle Holder

Decoupage Real Leaves on Glass Containers

You will want to find a corner to display these pretty autumn candle holders all year long. But first, let them be the star of your Thanksgiving table. They are really easy to make, and the effect is quite stunning.

Real leaves are decoupaged onto glass containers.  Use Mason jars or purchase inexpensive glass containers.

Be sure to dry the leaves first. Press them between heavy books or newspapers weighted down for at least a week or more depending on how moist they still are when you find them. Then use Modgepodge to apply them to your container.

They look pretty as they are, but I decided to give mine a frosty look with “Pixie Dust”, or iridescent glitter.

 

Here’s what you will need to make a DIY autumn leaf candle holder

  1. Glass container
  2. Pretty autumn leaves, press-dried
  3. Modgepodge
  4. Sponge applicator
  5. Elmer’s clear-drying glue
  6. Iridescent glitter
  7. Small paintbrush

Clean and dry the glass container. Modgepodge the dried leaves on them. Allow to dry. Make a wash of one part water to one part Elbers glue. Working in sections, paint the glue wash over the container and sprinkle with the glitter. Add a candle and light it to watch the frosty leaves sparkle.

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