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).
- Mason Jar (DollarTree, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby)
- Fake Leaves (DollarTree or Michaels)
- Mod Podge (DollarTree, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart)
- LED Tea Lights (DollarTree, Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
- Twine* (DollarTree, Michaels or Hobby Lobby)
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!