DIY Kid Craft Fall Leaves Candle Holder

DIY Kid Craft Fall Leaves Candle Holder

Middle of the day a few Saturdays ago, out of the blue my youngest decided she wanted to do a craft project. I had nothing planned and was really just looking forward to an earlier requested round of Barbie play that would later make me question both my parenting skills and young child’s sanity (Does every game have to involve bathroom humor?I blame Youtube). I looked around the classroom supplies to see what we could scavenge together to glue or cut to form her next work of art for the mantle. Sitting precariously on the edge of the top shelf was a bottle of Modge Podge I quickly grabbed as she cheerfully picked the leaves we had gotten to use for her Fall sensory bin. Together we placed our found supplies on her art table. From there she had an idea…she could glue the leaves to something…list of possibilities suggested by my little artist included the table, windows, and me. All submitted ideas were rejected and she was sent back to the drawing board.

DIY Fall Leaves Candle Holder miniature Masterminds

I did have an idea earlier to use these leaves to glue to the base of candles so I thought we could go ahead and do that. While looking for our candles I found these cute glass holders instead. They were selected for the project and we were on our way to creating an adorable candle holder that is perfect for the Fall season.

What you need for this project:
Glass holders
Small Candle
Leaves
Mod Podge
Paint Brush

All these materials can currently be found at the Dollar Tree.

DIY Fall Leaves Candle Holder miniature Masterminds

I gave her a small amount of Modge Podge in a tiny cup. She used the paint brush to paint it onto the glass holder and attach the leaves. We put the leaves and the glue on the outside to keep them from catching fire.

DIY Fall Leaves Candle Holder miniature Masterminds

She put a base coat of Modge Podge all around the glass jar and then added the leaves.

DIY Fall Leaves Candle Holder miniature Masterminds

She then added more Modge Podge to ensure that they stayed where she placed them. Those leaves are not going ANYWHERE.

DIY Fall Leaves Candle Holder miniature Masterminds

I added the candle and lit it to take pictures because I am a proud momma and thought she did a wonderful job. She promptly blew out while singing Happy Birthday to herself…it is not her birthday. Three more times we lit the candle and celebrated her birthday before I began to fear we might set off one of the smoke alarms and her new decor was moved to it’s home on the mantle beside their painted pumpkins.

DIY Fall Leaves Candle Holder miniature Masterminds

This was some great easy diy fun and created an adorable finished Fall decor product! What more could you ask for on a Saturday afternoon?

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