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DIY Autumn leaves luminary

Autumn leaves luminary

I’m sure no child can resist collecting pocketfuls of leaves, acorns, conkers and pine cones at this time of year. My 3 year old can’t help herself and our nature table is overflowing with treasures. She really wanted to craft with some of them so we made a pretty Autumnal leaf luminary.

DIY Autumn leaves luminary

You will need – Mod Podge, selection of leaves and an empty glass jar

DIY Autumn leaves luminary

How to make a DIY Autumn leaves luminary

Choose a selection of leaves, smaller ones work best. Remove the stems from larger leaves as they are difficult to stick down.

DIY Autumn leaves luminary

Take an empty glass jar (make sure the label is removed) and cover with Mod Podge. Carefully place your leaves on top.

DIY Autumn leaves luminary

Cover with another coat of Mod Podge and leave to dry.

DIY Autumn leaves luminary

The Mod Podge dries clear so you are left with an impressive jar. They look great if you leave on a window and let the Autumn sun shine through the leaves. At night you can place an LED light inside to make a pretty Autumn luminary.

5 Comments

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    Lucy
    October 15, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I love this idea, will definitely be giving it a go! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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    creativejewishmom/sara
    October 19, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Lovely, thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! Bet you were a bit surprised to see to many contributors, me too, don’t know how that happened!

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    Catherine @ Story Snug
    September 22, 2016 at 8:27 am

    This is such a lovely idea. We love burning candles on autumn nights. Will definitely try this one :o)

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