Out of all of the seasons, fall is my favorite — I have so much fun decorating the house and giving it that warm, festive fall vibe. I recently decided to start working on a new DIY project that not only celebrates fall but you can continue to make use of it all the way through the end of the holiday season! Watching the leaves turn beautiful oranges and reds sparked an idea to give my home those same fall touches with some pretty leaf decor.
Soon after, I came across these striking DIY autumn leaf Mason jar candle holders.
Not only is this craft easy to do, but it will leave lasting impressions on any guests. I have received so many compliments on them and everyone is shocked to learn I made them myself! Shhh! They are so simple! We all want our homes to look inviting and updated and these candleholders prove that look can be accomplished without spending a lot of money. A few simple items from your local home improvement store and you are ready to go!
And incase you don’t have any leaves on hand, there are some great options at local craft stores for store bought foliage!
Gather the following items:
- Maple Leaves (real or fake both work well)
- Mason Jars
- Mod Podge (or a hot glue gun would work just as well, you just won’t need the brush)
- Sponge Brush
- Flameless Tea Lights (Battery Operated)
- Raffia or Ribbon
1. Find 10-20 of the best leaves to attach to your candleholders. You can try different types of leaves. We used real maple leaves but if you don’t have access to those, you use whatever you have. The main thing to look for is leaves with pretty fall colors and a nice shape.
2. Now you are ready to attach the leaves to the jar. Start by applying the Mod Podge or hot glue to each leaf, whichever you prefer. Once the leaf is on the jar, press down on it with your fingertips for a few seconds to get it to stay in place.
3. Continue to place and layer leaves all around the jar until you achieve a completed look. Leaving some negative space between the leaves lets the light illuminate through.
4. Once your leaves are in place you are ready to drop in your tea lights. We used battery operated, flameless tea lights because they are much safer and less messy than real candles.
5. To complete the look, tie a few pieces of raffia or ribbon around the top of the jar. Repeat these steps again and again to create as many mason jar candles as you would like to accent your home!
We had so much fun making these DIY autumn leaf candle holders and hope you do too! Please let us know what you think in the comment section below!
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