We have been having some of the hottest weather of the summer, these past few weeks! The heat is only making me long for Fall even more. I haven’t let myself take out all the Fall decor, but I have started to add a few touches.
I made this Fall candle craft for less than $5!
What I used: two glass jars for each holder (one slightly larger), leaves from the yard, gold paint, and paint brush.
1. I dried the leaves in a large book, between wax paper.
The metallic paint was about $3 from the craft store (with a coupon).
2. I brushed each leaf with a light coat of gold paint.
3. Then I put a second coat on each leaf and pressed the painted side to the inside of the larger glass jar.
**I got all four glass containers at Goodwill for about $.50 each. Look in the vase section and with the glasses for different sizes that fit together.**
I just used the paint to help the leaves stick to the glass. Some of the leaves have peeled away from the glass a little, but that’s OK with me. It just looks more organic! 😉
4. I placed the smaller glass container inside for the candle. This keeps the leaves safe from the flame!
A quick and easy craft to add some Fall to my house…even when it’s 90 degrees outside! 😉
Don’t mind all the smudges! You really don’t notice them in person!! 🙂
Is it too early to start decorating?!? Have you started, yet?
Smudges, what smudges. Love your prefall candles, very nice. I always like how it looks when something is between the candle holders.
I love leaves, especially in the fall. Too bad they won’t stay those gorgeous colors. In the fall I go around picking up leaves everywhere, drives hubs nutsy. Aaaahhhh. The Fall colors in KY were especially gorgeous, better than here in CO.
It’s been pretty hot here also, in high 80’s and low 90’s. Phew. I’m looking forward to that slim window of time when it’s nice enough to have windows and doors open during the day. When it gets cool enough at night now we turn the swamp cooler off and open up the house. Most of the time we have to have our bedroom ceiling fan on low at least all night.
Where are you at? We live in western CO, about 18 miles west of Grand Junction in a rural area. Hope you had a great holiday weekend.