Fall Leaf Mason Jars

Leaves, scarves, hayrides, pumpkins, caramel apples, camp fires, warm drinks …time to bust out all the fall things, people! The most blessed season is upon us. Ok, confession: I live in Arizona, so we kinda just fake like it’s fall around here (it’s still soooo hot!), but boots are too cute to keep hidden away any longer! Here is a simple fall craft to help bring the true spirit of fall into your home:)

These fall leaf mason jars can be used as colorful lanterns, or a fun fall vase, or just a great way to bring in a little more fall decor to any corner of your home.

All you need to get started are: a few clean mason jars. Love these large ones (makes it easier to add candles), fall-colored tissue paper, Mod Podge, a sponge brush or flat paint brush, and some raffia or jute to add a little something to the finished rim.

First, you’ll need to cut out some leaf shapes from the tissue paper. I printed off a leaf shape I found online, cut it out, and then traced it onto the tissue as a stencil. Then just cut out the shape from the tissue paper. It goes much faster if you cut out more than one piece of tissue at a time. I had my tissue paper folded so that I cut out 8 leaves at one time:) I used about 8 leaves for each jar -but it depends on the size of your leaves.

Once you have all of your leaves cut out, it’s time to prep the first jar. Using your paint brush, paint a thin layer of mod podge around the whole jar. You can leave the rim and bottom clean, though.

Before the Mod Podge dries, apply your leaves all over the jar however you’d like.

Once the leaves cover the sides of the jar, it’s time to put on a top coat of Mod Podge. Apply it thick enough to cover all of the leaves, but it shouldn’t be dripping or anything. Some of my leaves ended up wrapping around the bottom of the jar, so I had to dry the jar upside down.

Repeat for all of your jars.

Once they are dry, add a little flair to the rim. I used some raffia.

Add candles to bring a little extra warmth to your table. Oooo, fall scented candles would be extra fun:)

I’m suddenly craving pumpkin spice everything.  Happy fall!

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