Centerpieces set the mood of any holiday gathering or dinner party, and homemade pieces add a little extra flair to the festivities. This simple fall foliage candleholder brings the perfect amount of fall to any table and takes no time to put together. Make your table a little more festive or add some fall decor to your Tuff Shed building’s patio with this simple centerpiece.
- Leaves, Fabric or Found
- Clear Dry Craft Glue
- Foam Brush
- Glass Jar, Any Shape
- Raffia or Twine
- Tea Light or Battery Operated Candle
- Glass Cleaner
Begin by cleaning the outside of your glass jar. The leaves and glue won’t stick as well if the jar is dirty or oily. Any glass jar or container will work for this project, but it’s easiest if the container is smooth on the outside without any raised decorations.
If you’re using fabric leaves check for and remove plastic spines. They can make the leaves more difficult to paste to the jar.
After your glass is cleaned, start spreading glue onto a small area on your jar. Keep to small areas so the glue doesn’t dry before you’ve had a chance to stick on the leaves.
Once the first layer of glue becomes sticky, begin placing leaves on top.
Layer more glue on top of the leaves, smoothing out the edges. It helps to start spreading glue from the center of the leaf and work out to the edges.
Continue to paint small sections and layer leaves until you have the coverage you want, whether you want to fully cover the outside or prefer some open space for light to shine through. Check that all the edges of your leaves are pasted down and secured, without bumps or dry patches.
Leave the jar in a ventilated place to dry. It may take a few hours, so set a timer and check it’s progress periodically.
Once the glue has dried, tie twine or raffia around the jar for a festive finishing touch.
Place a tea light or battery operated candle in the jar and let your centerpiece shine at your holiday get together.