Autumn Lanterns

It is well and truly Autumn now, the leaves are falling from the trees and are beautiful, rich oranges and reds. This time of year is perfect for walks in the woods and collecting leaves, which are perfect for crafts.

Autumn Lanterns are great for the children to make and look beautiful when they are lit.

You will need:-


Mason jars or empty jam jar;

Mod Podge (a glue and a gloss) available from craft shops;

Tea lights or battery operated fairy lights;

Leaves (bring them indoors and let them dry out).

  • Make sure your glass jar is clean and then begin to stick dried leaves on the outside of the jar.  I found it much easier to use PVA glue to stick the leaves down and then painted over the top with Mod Podge.
  • Leave gaps between the leaves to allow the light to shine through.  Once you have covered the jar with leaves, paint over all the whole jar with Mod Podge.  This will ensure the leaves stay put and give a lovely glossy finish.
  • Allow to dry overnight.
  • Add tea lights or fairy lights and let the light shine!


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