Easy Fall Candle Holder Decor
We all know that mason jars are all the rage when it comes to home decor. There are a million and one ways to jazz up a cheap mason jar and these easy fall candle holders are exactly what you’ve been looking for to make your home a little more autumn. I didn’t make mine with a mason jar this time, but usually that’s what I would do. I wanted this fall candle holder to be just a tad bit bigger and so I chose to use this glass jar instead.
Since I do so many craft projects I always have a large bottle of Mod Podge on hand, but everything else came from my local dollar store. Yes, even the glass jar. This entire project cost me less than $5 and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.
To shake things up a bit you can choose to use real fall leaves, but for me the fake ones work better. Plus, I tend to make these things ahead of time so the leaves haven’t started to fall off the trees yet.
- Mod Podge
- Mason jar / glass jar of choice
- Rafia or ribbon
- Paint brush
- Fake or real leaves
- Tea light candle
I just love all of the colors of fall. They are just so calming and tranquil.
Be sure the outside of your jar is completely cleaned off. You don’t want anything to stop the glue from adhering to the glass. Start with 1 leaf and cover one side with your Mod Podge. You can use a paint brush, sponge brush or your finger. Whatever is easier for you. I started with a paintbrush and need up just using my fingers the rest of the time. It was sticky, but fun!
Once your leaf is completely covered in glue, place it to the outside of your jar. It’s ok if they don’t stick all the way down the with the first application. My leaves were really thick and so I struggled with them forming to the shape of the jar. The more the glue dries, the stickier it becomes so keep pushing them down.
Continue this step until all of the glass is covered. You can glue as many leaves as you would like! I applied 1 thin layer so that more candle light could shine through, but you could add more layers giving your fall candle holder more depth. It’s totally up to you.
As you can see in the picture above, there are some leaves that still stuck out a bit. I waited until the glue was a little more dry and pushed them down with my fingers. Plus, I kind of liked the messy look. It makes it look a little more realistic. You can add another layer of Mod Podge if needed or wanted to give your jar a final seal. There aren’t really any rules!
Once you fall candle holder is completely dry, you can your rafia around the top rim to give it some extra pizzaz. Add your tea light candle and you are done.
This is super easy and inexpensive way to decorate for fall and the best part is, anyone can do it. These would be perfect for frugal centerpieces at a fall wedding or any function for that matter.
Here are a few other fall craft ideas you might love:
Hold it right there! Do not throw all of those leftover canning lids in the trash. How about making these super cute Canning Ring Pumpkins instead? This is such a fun and frugal craft idea that will make a huge statement in your Fall decor.
This beautiful DIY Fall Can Décor is the perfect way to add a pop of Fall colors to the outside of your home! Or, let the colors of fall transform your dining room table. Either way, you can whip this statement piece out in less than 30 mins and costs right around $10 to make.