Turning over a new leaf (into a craft project)

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree” – Emily Bronte

I love receiving the stacks of catalogs and seasonal magazines that are arriving in my mailbox this time of year. They are just jammed with decorating ideas! One of my recent curled-up-in-the-corner-of-the-couch evenings (pouring over the fall catalogs) resulted in this quick decorating idea shared below. This leaf tealight candle jar is easy to make, and unless Mother Nature is charging for her falling leaves, I challenge you to find a less expensive way to cast an autumn glow!

You will need a transparent jar, leaves of choice in at least two different colors, double-sided tape, raffia, jute or cotton string, and a tealight candle

The leaves you collect should be pressed at least 2 days in between a stack of magazines—so they don’t droop or change their shape after being tied to the jar.

Wrap a long strip of the double-sided tape about one third of the way up from the bottom of the jar. Lightly press the leaves to the tape just enough to hold them in place. Place your leaves around the entire circumference of the jar, varying leaf height as well as color. Tie raffia lengths around the circle of leaves to hold into place. Remember to be safe, only burn a tealight candle in the jar.

Such an easy autumn accent!

The inspiration was drawn from the Pottery Barn fall catalog. Gotta give credit, when credit is due! Check out the use of the Indian corn on page 2: #mce_temp_url#


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