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Autumn Leaves Night Light

Autumn is my favourite time of year. The browns, reds, oranges and yellows of the autumn leaves are so inspiring. This quick project takes advantage of all those colours to create a night light that brings the outside into your living room.


The items you’re going to need are as follows:-


A selection of autumn leaves (try to find a couple of different colours)

A glass jar (I used a pickle jar)

Modge Podge or PVA glue


1♥  Make sure your jar is clean. Choose your first leaf – this will be mainly in the background so select one that provides a good base to work on. Apply glue to the back of your leaf and stick it on to your jar. It’s ok at this stage if your leaf is sticking out at the end or the top of the jar.

2♥ Continue to layer your leaves, selecting different colours and shapes to sit on top of each other. Fix them to the jar and base leaves using a generous (but not too generous) amount of glue. The glue will dry clear so don’t worry if you’ve used too much. 

3♥  Work around your jar, overlapping the leaves where necessary and adjusting the angles of the leaves while the glue is still flexible. Cover the entire jar, keeping smaller and brighter leaves for the top layer.

4♥ When you’ve finished affixing the leaves to the jar you can trim any bits that are hanging over the end or the top of the jar. I liked the natural look of the leaves poking over the top of the jar so I left them ‘au natural’.

5♥ Pop in your candle and enjoy the glimmering colours of the leaves. The more colours you’ve chosen the more impact the final night light will have. I was lucky to find beautiful reds, oranges, browns and yellows, plus a single green leaf here and there, which adds to the look.

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