Eco Crafts

Make a Candle Holder

Gather some beautiful autumn leaves outside and make your very own autumn leaf candleholder to use during Earth Hour!

Gather some beautiful autumn leaves outside and make your very own autumn leaf candleholder to use during Earth Hour!

You’ll need:

  • A smooth glass jar
  • Mod Podge (available from a craft store)
  • Autumn leaves (the thinner the better)
  • Paintbrush or sponge brush
  • Raffia or ribbon (optional)
  • Scissors
  • A candle

Step 1: Apply plenty of mod podge both under and over the leaves. (Tip: Mod podge becomes stickier as it dries, so you might want to wait until it’s a bit sticky.) Place leaves onto the jar.

Step 2: Continue until your jar is covered with leaves and allow to dry for 1 to 2 hours.

Step 3: Tie raffia or ribbon to the top of the jar to finish it off.

Step 4: Place your candle inside the jar.

Remember to ask an adult for help when lighting your candle. Fire can be dangerous!