Leaf Wrapped Candles

Hi everyone!

I am sure you have all seen all the cute candles wrapped in different things to deck them out for Fall. They are all so pretty. I decided to use some leaves.

I planned to go out and collect some fallen leaves but, then remembered these packages of real leaves that I got at a yard sale recently. This yard sale had a huge table of craft items and everything was .25 cents. So, naturally I did some bargain shopping.

Autumn 2011 103 I wanted to create a “wrap” with the leaves. I didn’t want to glue them directly to the candles. So I overlapped the leaves just enough to glue them to each other.

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Once I got enough glued together, I tested it around the candle to see how many still needed to be added.

Autumn 2011 106 Now that it is the right size, and the connecting leaves are glued around the candle, I just randomly hot glued leaves onto the wrapped leaves.

Autumn 2011 107 It’s time to add a final touch. I have pretty Fall ribbon, yarn, burlap, cording and numerous other things I had thought to use. But, I decided to keep it simple and a little bit more natural. So twine it is.

Autumn 2011 108 I wrapped the twine several times around the leaves and then just tied it off. I added a dab of glue to keep it in place. You could tie in a couple of twigs or a cinnamon stick to it as well and that would be very cute.

Autumn 2011 109 This is such a super easy and very thrifty way to add a little Fall decor to your everyday candles. Just take a walk and pick up some leaves and start gluing! This would be a fun project to do with your kids or Grands. Let them find the leaves and choose how to arrange them on the candles.

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10 comments :

  1. Diann those look so pretty! I love the candles and with the leaves on them they look expensive! Great job! hugs, Linda

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  2. These look great. And what a great buy!

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  3. Diann - I've been remiss in getting back to you after you visited my post on our baby granddaughter Ava's tea party, but it turns out I came to your blog at a great time, to see this tutorial on the wrapped candles. I really need to remember to do that. I have lots of cream-colored pillars from our son's wedding that I could certainly "warm up" with your leaf idea! Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comments.

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  5. Diann that is great decorating! I love those leaves! Come say hi soon! I got my carmex package! Woo Hoo! Love it! Thank you for the lovely win! Anne

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  6. Diann,
    This is a great idea!! Love how they look!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. Diann, good reasons to come up with a great solution. All great tips, thanks.
    Love the candles and the look is so perfect for the season.
    Hope your weekend is great.

    ~Emily

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  8. Diann, well done! I love candles and the addition of the leave and twine ... perfect for the season! Happy Seasonal Sunday!

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  9. They look beautiful and perfect for fall! Great job!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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