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Thursday, November 21, 2013

DIY Falling Leaf Candles

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— DIY Gift Idea —
George Eliot wrote long ago, "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." and it's something that's always stuck to my soul. The taste of maple syrup, warm spiced tea, all the crisp falling leaves in the street. Magical. But growing wings? Probably not going to happen which is why I love the thought of preserving autumn in all its glory with these super easy to make falling leaf luminaries. Follow the simple steps below to make some too for all the festive tables ahead:
DIY Falling Leaves Candles
What you will need:
- Fall leaves
- Glue (here I've used the Glu6 paste and clear glue, for more this sustainable/recycled glue line see my previous post here)
- A paint brush
- Candles

How to do it:
Dipping the paintbrush in glue liberally coat the underside (paler) side of the leave and affix it to the candle. To help the leaves stay flat and adhere to the wax I rolled them in plastic wrap.

Once fully dry, apply 1 or 2 coats of clear drying glue over the leaves and allow to fully cure overnight. And that's it! This same technique also works for pressed flowers and ferns.

PS... for how to make the little gold scaly candle, see it's tutorial over here.

Image: mam for Gave That

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