With Canadian Thanksgiving skating in this weekend and the gorgeous autumn leaves decorating the ground, we thought a quick and easy DIY was in order. Every holiday table could use some sprucing up and our ‘Autumn Leaf Votive’ is an easy, inexpensive and quick DIY to add charm during the fall season.
1 Mason Jar
8-12 Autumn leaves, make sure they aren’t too dry
Modge Podge, we’ve included a homemade recipe below
Hot Glue Gun
1. Cut the stems off all the leaves
2. Hot glue the leaves onto your mason jar, until the surface is predominately covered
3. Take your foam or paintbrush and carefully modge podge the entire surface
4. Once dry (approx 2 hours), drop a candle inside, light and you’ve got a perfect decoration for the fall season
Don’t have modge podge laying around, you can make your own. With a 75/25 mixture of water and glue.
We poured one regular sized bottle of Elmers white glue in a small mason jar, poured in 1/4 cup water, closed the jar and shook it. Voila, homemade modge podge for way less than it’s sold at the craft store!