Monday 10 September 2018

Autumn Tealight Holders

Leaf tealight holders seem to have been on Pinterest since it began!! 

I've tried to make them once before with real leaves and it was a disaster! They wouldn't stick and/or fell apart. It was one big sticky mess!

So, when I spotted a pack of fake leaves at The Works I thought I'd give them another go! Here's the results!

Completed tea light charges

What to try them too? You will need......
  • Glass jars
  • PVA glue - £1.00 @ Poundland (I use Mod Podge but any will do, as long as it dries clear)
  • Leaves - £1.00 @ The Works
  • Paint brush
  • Container/paper plate if you can't use the glue from the pot
  • Paper/cloth to protect your table from glue
Items listed

First make sure your jars are clean and label free. Squeeze out some glue into the container if you can't use it straight from the pot.

Glue in a small glass jar with a paint brush

One by one glue the leaves to the jar, layering them as you go. 

Leaves being glued to a jar

Leave to dry.

3 jars with leaves glued to them

Add tea lights and you're done! It's that easy!

Completed tealights sat in a wreath

If you want a very shiny finish you can do a topcoat of PVA too but be sure the leaves are dry beforehand to avoid them moving around.

Completed these tealight holders give a lovely autumnal glow. I've added ours to our autumn wreath for a lovely table centerpiece.

Completed tealights sat in a wreath

Happy crafting!

Mummy Snowy Owl

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