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Mason Jar Candle Holder

What to do:
Step 1: First, make sure the outside of your jar is clean. Wipe it gently with rubbing alcohol to get any grease and grime off the outside of the jar. The leaves won't stick if the jar is oily or dirty.

Step 2: Then make sure your leaves are flexible. Bend them a little bit to loosen them up. Stiff leaves won't stick either. If they are thin, fabric leaves, they should easily form around the jar. If they are real leaves, you may want to dampen them slightly (almost the way leaves become after it rains) to unstiffen them. You can also iron fabric leaves as well to loosen the fibers.

Step 3: 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. It may take a few layers, but the leaf should stick to the jar. Don't be afraid to use your fingers to smooth out the leaf so that it is fully secure.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: 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 and red colours

What you need:
1. Leaves real or fake
2. Mason jar
3. Mod podge
4. Raffia ribbon
5. Sponge brush (optional)

Estimated time needed: 30 minutes plus drying

ref: www.sparkandchemistry.com

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