I love me a good mason jar project, and I found the perfect one for Fall. This is a fantastic way to bring that New England foliage into your home and warm a special little corner of your room or create a centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dining room table.
Real or Fake Leaves
Mason jars are all the rage for home decoration. There are a million ways you can decorate with them and here I’ll show you a Fall craft that even your kids can take a stab at. This decoupaged mason jar project cost me less than $5. I always have the Mod Podge on hand, and the mason jars only cost me a dollar each from my local Dollar Tree. These Autumn leaves aren’t real, but try using real leaves too. I find that faux leaves work better because the decoupage medium soaks through the fabric leaf, allowing for easier application. I purchased the pack of fake leaves from the dollar store as well. If you know how to decoupage, you know how to do this project! It may take some time, but this craft makes great Autumn decor for the home.
To decoupage, dip your brush in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer on a section of the jar. Once that layer becomes quite sticky (check by dabbing your finger on it), place a leaf on the jar. Paint more Mod Podge on top of the leaf in thin layers, making sure to smooth out the edges. Start in the center of the leaf, and push your way out to the edges with your fingers. Layer more leaves on top, filling the jar with as many as you desire. Once all the leaves are on, it will take a few hours to dry completely. The tiny edges of the leaves may not stay completely down, but when the look is complete, you may barely even notice.
Finish off the top of the jar with rafia or ribbon to complete the look. Place a candle inside and watch it light the room with beautiful orange, red and green fall colors!
I can’t thank Alicia & Geneane, two sisters from Maryland, enough for providing me with such an easy, inexpensive and creative way to produce light and warmth in my home for the Fall.