[DIY – Maple Leaf Mason Jar]

I’ve seen this idea get shared all over on Facebook and pinned to lots of boards on Pinterest. I fell in love the minute I saw it! I knew right then and there I HAD to try it out and make my own. Luckily this is a very easy project to do and really cheap! I had most of the stuff at home anyways but I’ll show you guys where you can buy the items needed in case you’re not a craft hoarder like my mom and I (not kidding our garage is filled with crafty stuff all over lol).

[Items Needed]:

*not pictured

Note: Above are links to show prices of the items online. You may be able to get them cheaper in-store plus they always have a 40% off coupon out for Michaels and Hobby Lobby so always look for those coupons before you check out!


[Step 1]: Grab your leaves and take stems off.

Carefully pull off the stems of the leaves. Make sure not to rip your leaves!

[Step 2]: Begin putting leaves on mason jar.

Now the fun part! Start placing a leaf where you want and cover that sucker in mod podge! It will get a little sticky but that’s okay! This stuff goes on white but will dry clear.

Overlap some of your leaves to give it a nice look.

[Step 3]: Let it dry.

Once you have the whole jar covered in leaves and mod podge, let it dry. I let mine dry for around 30 minutes and then I went back over it in a few spots where the leaves were still sticking up some. This second coat helped out a lot and then I left it to dry for a few hours.

[Step 4]: Add twine.


I had a little helper when adding the twine which made things a little more difficult.

Wrap the twine around the rim of the mason jar until it looks good to you. I then tied it in a bow. You could also just tie it in a knot and tuck it in to hide it.

[Step 5]: Put the LED tea lights in.

Alright you’re pretty much done! Add the tea lights in and place the jar in a cute spot in your living room! I surrounded mine with pretty flowers, pine cones, and a pumpkin to give it an autumn look.

Yay! You’re done!

Leave a comment if you want to see more DIYs like this or have done this project before!


7 thoughts on “[DIY – Maple Leaf Mason Jar]

    1. Thank you! Try a couple layers! There were a few that kept sticking up and I just kept pushing them down with more modpodge and my paint brush. Eventually they all stuck down with a little patience! I hope this helps 🙂

  1. What lovely work and such clear instructions, thank you, that has helped me a lot, so precise and not rushed.
    When I have time, on another project at moment, I decorate miniature Christmas trees for our doctors surgery to sell and also make fairy doors, I will have a go at a wreath.
    Hopefully any further work of yours you will put on Facebook and I can have a look. I live in
    Worthing. West Sussex, England.
    All the best for your projects, thank you x

    1. I’m glad this has helped you! I will make sure to keep posting. I plan to make a burlap wreath here soon and see how it turns out.
      That is so cool that you make fairy doors and miniature Christmas trees!

      Thank you so much!

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