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November 03 2016 @ 06:00 am
Thankful Day 3: Mason Jar Lights  

Sometimes you have it and sometimes you don't but the best part about it now is that you can take the creativity of others online and apply it to your own home. I am not the type to come up with these things on my own so I turn to Pinterest. Maybe I should be grateful for Pinterest but really it is the creativity of people who come up with these simple ideas.

According to Spark and Chemistry's site the things you'll need for this project are as follows:

Leaves (real or fake)
Mason Jar (smooth sides)
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush (optional)

The sponge is optional. You can use your fingers to apply the Mod Podge.

  1. Make sure the jar is clean. You can use rubbing alcohol to make sure there is no great or grim on the outside fo the jar.

  2. If using real leaves and they are stiff trying wetting them a little to loosen them up. If using fabric leaves or fake leaves you can iron them to loosen the fabric.

  3. Dip your brush in the Mod Podge and paint a thin layer on a section of the jar. Once that is becomes sticky place your leaf on the jar.

  4. Paint Mod Podge on top of the leaf in thin layers. Start in the middle of the leaf and push your way out to the edges. It might take a few layers to cover but the leaf should stick even if you have to press it down a few times.

  5. Repeat the process, layering leaves as much or as little as you like.

  6. Once you've gotten all your layers on; let your creation dry for a couple of hours.

  7. You can tie a ribbon around the top or just leave it as is.

  8. Drop a candle into the jar and light it for a beautiful fall effect.

I think my favorite thing about this craft is that it tends to be things I have or are easily obtainable and it is simple to execute.

What are you grateful for today?

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tracyj23: Love - kittens huggingtracyj23 on November 6th, 2016 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'm actually feeling quite a bit better now, thank goodness The sinus congestion began to drain around Friday and my lungs don't feel quite so full of gunk anymore. I took the dog for a walk this morning and felt pretty good. Thanks for the tip though - I'll remember it for next time.

I do like the idea. Definitely going to give it a try. :)
Jill aka Jo: Outlander: 1743 Clairesireesanwar on November 14th, 2016 10:41 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see pictures if you do it. I think they are so pretty and it is neat that you can do such a thing with so little.

I'm so glad you are feeling better.
tracyj23tracyj23 on November 16th, 2016 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can remember to take pictures. :)

Thanks! Me too.