These Autumn lanterns are pretty and easy to make. And perfect for the Thanksgiving table!
Here is what you need:
- Mason Jar
- Mod Podge
- Leaves (Real or Fake)
- Sponge Brush
- Decorative Ribbon
If you use real leaves, make sure they are dried well and not damp from being outside on the ground. You can lay them out on a piece of newspaper to dry thoroughly, it may take up to 24 hours to get them completely dry.
You may also want newspaper to protect your table.
I used fake leaves so the first thing I did was pull the green plastic stem off the backs of the leaves so they would lay flat on the jar. It also helped to get them wet first with some warm water (this helped shape the fake ones better).
You can either coat your jar with a layer of mod podge or coat each leaf with mod podge (or both).
Layer leaves around on the glass, overlapping slightly in a pretty pattern.
Let your jars dry overnight. If you happen to have any stubborn edges that pop up, just apply another coat of mod podge over them…try using a rubber band to hold down the stubborn edge.
I let my jar dry about 24 hours.
Tie a pretty bow around the top of the jar, place a candle inside and light it up for a pretty autumn lantern.
Make up a few of these and place them down the center of the table for Thanksgiving! So pretty!