With Halloween behind us, it’s time to focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas craft projects. In this tutorial from ‘Holiday-Kids-Crafts’, you will learn how to make these easy Decoupage Fall Votives to dress up your holiday tables. These are super easy to make and the tissue paper causes a crinkled look to the votives that look amazing when lit.
You will need dried fall leaves for this, but you don’t want them too dry, they should not be crumbly. The easiest way to have the perfect leaves for this project is to gather them from the ground and lay a heavy book on top of them for an hour or more. This is a great way to spend time with your kids, walking in nature collecting beautiful leaves for recycling into something brand new.
What you will need:
- a collection Leaves, flower petals, (fairly fresh)
- tissue paper white, yellow or other fall colors
- mod podge or glue
- paint brush
- glass votives (varying sizes makes a nice grouping for display)
- tea light candles
- Using your paintbrush cover the outside of your votive with mod podge
- Arrange the leaves in the desired position on the glue and press into place and allow to dry
- Tear your tissue paper into 1-2 inch squares
- Cover the votive with mod podge again or a mixture of water and white glue.
- Use your paintbrush to glue the tissue paper over the leaves, overlapping pieces to be sure the entire votive is covered. At the top bring the edges of the tissue paper over the lip to cover it and be sure to glue it in place on the inside of the votive.
- Let it dry overnight and place a tealight or smaller glass votive inside.
The original article can be found HERE. They have a lot more cool kid crafts too.
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