Skip Nav
Travel
8 Secrets From Cruise Ship Employees
Organization
34 Packing Hacks Every Traveler Should Know
Humor
25 Things Only People Who Are Stressed All the Time Will Understand

DIY Leaf Votives

Brighten Your Space With DIY Fall Leaf Votives


If you love the changing season, this Fall DIY is the perfect way to celebrate. Take a stroll and collect all your favorite colorful leaves to create these easy votives that will brighten any space — and will make special handmade gifts! Pop in a scented candle, and you've set the scene for Autumn indulgence.

Keep reading for the directions.

What You'll Need:

  • Glass votives
  • Pressed leaves
  • Mod Podge
  • Parchment paper
  • Paintbrush

Directions:

  1. Gather the leaves that will decorate the Fall votives and press them overnight, or up to a week, before getting started. You can pick up glass votives at the dollar store, which makes this DIY super affordable. Remove any sticky labels from the glass and select the pressed leaves that you will use to decorate the votives.

  1. Place a sheet of parchment paper over your work surface, which protects against any glue drips. Flip the votive so it's upside down. Now coat the side of the votive with Mod Podge, giving it a good coating to help the leaves stick to the glass, and carefully press a dried leaf over the glue. Continue adding leaves or just pick one to highlight.

  1. Coat the rest of the votive with Mod Podge, avoiding the bottom and the top edge, which gives the votives a shimmery look. Add leaves, if desired. It's that simple!

  1. Allow the glue to dry, and you're ready to pop in a candle. Happy Fall!

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
DIY Hand Warmers
How to Upcycle Plastic Hangers
Tips For First Visit to Disney World Orlando
Slow-Cooker Latin Recipes
Nontoxic Skin Care Ingredients
McDonald's Deep-Fried Apple Pie Recipe | Video
Lessons From a DIY Bathroom Reno
Photos to Take of Children Every Month
Ikea Bedroom Storage
Good Money Habits to Start
From Our Partners
Latest Afforable DIY & Organization
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds