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Fall Crafts: Autumn Leaves Jar Candle Holder

Submitted by Benetta Strydom

Autumn leaves jar candle holder

Turn empty cheese spread glass jars into colorful fall lanterns. Use the lanterns to decorate your porch. Fill the jars with battery operated tea light candles, and add a soft glow to your house during the fall season.


250g empty cheese spread glass jar
white cotton twine
leftover pieces of red, yellow and orange cardstock
small faux apple
20” of 0.3” wide caramel colored ribbon with white polka dots
20” of 0.1mm wide waxed yellow colored cord
Upikit maple leaf punch
Heritage spray-on Contact Glue
quick drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
standard scissors
battery operated tea light candle

Instructions for making the project:

1. Spray the bottle with the Heritage spray-on Contact Glue and glue the twine to the bottle.

wrap twine around jar

2. Wind the twine in a criss-cross pattern tightly all around the bottle. Cover the bottle up to the lip around the neck.

3. Continue winding the twine all around the bottle until you reach the end of the twine, or until the bottle has been completely covered.

4. Press the end of the twine down and use some Bostik Clear to keep it in place.

5. Punch four red, three yellow and three orange maple leaves from the cardstock.

glue leaves to candle holder

6. Use the Bostik Clear to glue the leaves all around the jar.

7. Tie the ribbon and cord around the neck of the glass jar and make a bow. Neatly cut the ribbon/cord ends and add a drop of glue to the knot of the bow, so that the bow won’t come loose.

8. Glue the faux apple over the knot of the bow.

add decorations to candle holder

9. Add the candle and voila!

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