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Fall Leaf Mason Jar

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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.

fall leaf mason jar

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

fall leaf mason jar supplies

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.  

fall leaf mason jar applying leaves

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.  

fall leaf mason jar

Now check out these inspiring fall mason jar projects from a few of my friends.  Be sure to pin this image!

8 Fall Mason jar crafts

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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Snowflake jar luminaries

Snowflake Jar Luminaries


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Sunday 16th of September 2018

[…] mason jar challenge.  We are in month 2, you can catch up and check out last month’s fall leaf mason jars.  Can I tell you the best part about this mason jar project?  I did it with Nora.  I […]

Michelle James

Friday 24th of August 2018

Wow! These are really pretty and would be so pretty with the tealights. I love that you only put the leaves on the lower half of the jar so the light will still shine through a lot. Very creative. I love the snowflake ones too. I had to click over and check them out too!


Thursday 23rd of August 2018

Love these fall mason jars! I need to make a few for my dining room table.


Sunday 19th of August 2018

This is right up my ally! It reminds me of the way it looks almost like stained glass. I bet is is really gorgeous at night with those flickering candles!

Michelle from Weekend Craft

Sunday 19th of August 2018

I love that you used upcycled jars! These are so cute they are making me ready for fall!

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