As seasons and holidays change I enjoy doing some kind of craft. This is a simple, easy, and cheap decoration you can make for your room or wherever. All you need to do is first find yourself a jar of some type. If you can’t find a jar, the dollar store has mason jars for a dollar.
You will also need:
leaves (real or fake)
Sponge brush (some people use their fingers so you could potentially skip the brush as well)
Raffia or ribbon
Step 1: Clean the jar. If you have rubbing alcohol wipe the jar off with rubbing alcohol before applying the mod podge as it gets off any unseen grease, dirt or residue.
Step 2: Make sure your leaves especially if you went with real leaves, can bend and move without falling apart. If you have a leaf that you’re afraid will fall apart when you try to put it on the jar, you might want to choose a different leaf.
Step 3: To decoupage, dip your brush in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer on a section of the jar. Once that layer becomes quite sticky (check by dabbing your finger on it), place a leaf on the jar. Paint more Mod Podge on top of the leaf in thin layers, making sure to smooth out the edges. Start in the center of the leaf, and push your way out to the edges with your fingers. It may take a few layers, but the leaf should stick to the jar. You might have to press down a few times to get it to stick but once the mod podge dries it should be fine.You can use your fingers to help smooth out the leaf so it will stick to the jar after the mod podge is applied.
Step 4: Repeat the process with more leaves until you have the jar covered with the amount you want. It will then take a few hours to completely dry depending on the amount of leaves layered on the jar. Once the jar is dry, you can add raffia or a ribbon, and a candle to complete your project.
If you would like to read more about this fun DIY check out: http://sparkandchemistry.com/blog/leaf-mason-jar-candle-holder/