So, a ways back, I bought a huge box of mason jars for a project and had a bunch extra so I decided to make something from a few! Since labor day has come and gone, I am in the mood for fall- even if the weather doesn’t agree. These fall mason jar candle holders are the cutest and are quite easy to make. They only used a few materials and will definitely last more than one fall!
What you’ll need:
fall leaves (either real dried ones or fake)
Living in Arizona, we don’t have pretty leaves easily accessible, so I opted to use some fake leaves from a previous project. I peeled the green plastic stems off of them so they are just flat.
The secret trick to making these jars is the mod podge. It is like a thick glue paste that will dry mostly clear.
Apply a thin coat of the mod podge first to the jar and then stick the leaves on, then apply another thicker coat of the paste. They leaves may slide around some but will stick better as they dry. This is what they looked like after the first coat- not very pretty! Don’t worry, they will look better when they are done. I let each coat mostly dry and did multiple coats. Since the leaves were thick, they kept popping up a bit around the edges so the more I applied, the better they stuck.
After they are totally dry, you can place a votive in them, I only had small ones so I filled the jar with some dried beans to bring them up a bit and to add some color.
Ta-da! See, not gloopy at all! You can leave the jars plain like this or you could place the metal ring on top or even tie some raffia around the rim.
These candle holders add a nice warm glow to any fall decor and were finished in one day.
I’ve got MORE extra mason jars and am planning a different project for next week- stay tuned for it!