Fall and mason jars go together like apples and pie, pumpkin and spice, peanut butter and jelly. I can’t begin to decorate for fall without a mason jar or 2 (or 10). Today I am kicking off a monthly mason jar challenge where I will bring you a new themed mason jar post each month along with projects from some very crafty and talented bloggers. You can see all of this month’s projects at the end of this post. I am sharing a simple fall leaf mason jar that I am using as a luminary. I can’t wait to get these on my mantle this fall.
Watch how I made this fall leaf mason jar
Here are the supplies I used
- 2 jars, a sauce jar and a yogurt jar
- Mod Podge – stock up here
- Paint brush
- Paper leaves, or tissue paper leaves
- Popcorn seeds
- Flameless tea lights
Start by painting a thin coat of Mod Podge onto a clean glass jar. Then paint a thin coat of Mod Podge onto one side of a paper leaf. Press the leaf onto the jar, smooth out any lumps, and repeat until the jar is covered. You can overlap the leaves or leave space between, whatever suits your fancy.
Once the jar is covered with leaves, let it dry. It does not have to dry completely but the Mod Podge shouldn’t be wet to the touch. Then go over the entire jar with a thin layer of Mod Podge to seal in your work. Let that dry fully and you will be left with a clear glass jar and leaves that are sealed in place.
Add seeds, beans or stones to hold a tea light and you have a fall leaf mason jar luminary.
Now check out these inspiring fall mason jar projects from a few of my friends. Be sure to pin this image!
Orange Buffalo Check Painted Mason Jar from Weekend Craft • Fall Mason Jar Craft from Red Cottage Chronicles • Apple Sugar Scrub from Happy Go Lucky • How to Make a Wooden Mason Jar from Create & Babble • Painted Plaid Mason Jar For Fall from Daily DIY Life • Easy To Make Mr & Mrs Scarecrow Mason Jar from Our Crafty Mom • Fall Leaf Mason Jar from Creative Ramblings • Fall Mason Jar Hanging Bird Feeder from Michelle James Designs
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