DIY Fall Candles!

The minute I stumbled across this pin, I knew I needed to try it! It was pretty easy, and I love the way it came out. Not expensive either!

The original pin I saw:

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It looked easy enough!

Supplies needed:

-Mason Jar. I bought a pack of 12 for around $10 dollars at Walmart.

-Modge Podge. $3-$4 at Walmart or any craft store.

-Foam brush. $.99 at Walmart or any craft store.

-Leaves (real or fake). I found fake ones at Walmart for $3.

-Tiny candles. I found this 3-pack at Dollar General for $2.

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So, first step is to detach the leaves from the garland. This is super easy, they just peel right off of the plastic. You can use big or small for this project, but I did find that the smaller ones were waaaay easier to work with.

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Next, cover the whole jar with Modge Podge. This step is important because the Modge Podge dries with a matte finish on the jar, and this ensures that the whole jar dries the same finish.

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This next step I had to play around with a little. When I first tried I just tried to stick the leaves on the jar and smooth it down. This didn’t work at all. I tried to slather the actual leaves in glue, and that didn’t work either. So then I came up with soaking them in water first. This worked! They don’t have to soak for very only ten seconds or so.

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I think the water made them more flexible and let them stick to the glue on the jar easier. After you put the leaf on the jar, you want to add some more Modge Podge to the edges of the leaves so help them stay down.

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You can overlap and place them anywhere on the jar.

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Another helpful trick is to rip the leaves in half to place them in smaller places where you might not want to put a full leaf. The leaves I got tore right in half when in tried.

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After all the leaves are placed it is time to let it dry. I let mine dry over night to make sure they were nice and done. I also added some raffia to mine because I loved the way it looked on it! You could easily add ribbon or any other personal touch too!

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