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Fall Lantern

Crafts Fall

I saw a picture of this beautiful fall leaf jar, perfect for a little tea light, or to store things in the fall, and thought I should share! It would make a beautiful decoration on the Thanksgiving table, or anywhere in your house. This project is easy enough that little hands can help, and you don’t need too many materials:

What you need:

  • Dried, pressed fall leaves (place newly picked leaves between pages of a newspaper, weigh down with some books and leave for a week or two depending on how wet the leaves are)
  • Regular Mod Podge (or make your own using two parts white glue to one part water and shake until mixed)
  • A mason jar, or other glass jar, your choice of size (if using mason jar: you can leave the ring on but the lid part off if using a real candle inside)
  • A brush

How To Make it:

  1. Start by brushing glue all over the sides of the glass jar.

  2. Place one of your dry leaves on the jar and press down. Brush more glue all over
    the leaf.

  3. Continue to place leaves all over the sides of the jar, brushing glue over each one as you go. Be sure to leave some open spaces, if you’d like the glow of a candle to shine through.

  4. Once you are happy with your placement of leaves, you can create a stipple pattern in the “open areas” with your brush, to make a nicer look than just the brush strokes, but this is not necessary.

  5. Let the jar dry completely, and then brush one more layer of glue all over.

  6. Let the jar dry for several hours, or overnight. You can spray an acrylic spray overtop for extra durability. Put a tea light (love the flameless ones if using for a child) inside and enjoy the beautiful glow through the leaves!

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