DIY Fall Leaf Candle Holders and Vases

This was a very fun project to do with the children. We love lighting candles, so when I saw this Pinterest idea, for candle holder, 2 years ago, we were going to make them then, but by the time we dried the leave we didn’t get to around to it. So this year we did it without drying the leaves and used some of the leaves we dried two years ago. The kids had fun and we now have some cute fall candles holders and vases.

Easy and fun Fall Leaf candle holder

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We took a walk around the yard and the block to collect leaves for this project.

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The youngest three children and I worked on this project.

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Mod Podge is painted on the back of a real or fake leaf and then carefully placed on a glass jar or bottle.

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We used a blow drier to speed up the process and help smooth down the leave that did not want to stay.

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My four year old even had fun making her own candle holder.

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The finished product is very pretty and the children love having their crafts used.

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We used additional Mod Podge around the top of the jar and wound twine to to finish off the threaded part and used another piece to make a bow around the top.

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This was a very easy and fun project to do, and there are only a few supplies that are needed.

The supplies needed are:

Jars: Any glass jar or bottle with the labels removed; Mason or we used jars from salsa, and other condiments.
Mod Podge
Paint brush or a foam paint brush
Leaves: real or fake
Blow dryer
Votive or tea candles


1.  Make sure the jars are very clean and free from grease or oil.
2.  Use the paint brush to put the Mod Podge on the back of the leaves and then place on the jar.
3.  We used a blow dryer to smooth the leaves out and dry the Mod Podge, one leaf at a time.
4.  When you have all the leave on the jar the way you like them, put the Mod Podge all over the whole jar and leaves, then let it dry.
5.  Put more Mod Podge around the top edge and then wrap the twine around the top and add a bow.

Enjoy your candles and vases!

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Doug and Sharon Heasley
(Parents of a Dozen)

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