Mod Podge Leaf Votives
• Mod Podge
• Paper Bowl • Glitter • Food Coloring, red & yellow • Leaves • Paintbrushes • Wax paper • Double stick tape • Hurricane & candle • Twine Instructions:
- In a paper bowl mix together 1 cup of Mod Podge, 1 drop of red food coloring, 2 drops of yellow food coloring, and 2-3 tablespoons of colored glitter. I used burnt orange glitter. If you choose not to use the food coloring your leaves will just be all glittery with the color of the actual leave behind the mod podged glitter. I did my leaves both ways so they all looked unique like real leaves.
- Using a paintbrush, paint one side of your leaf. Make sure to get all the way to the edges of the leaf. It's best to hold the leaf in the air while doing this. Lay your leaf down on a piece of wax paper to dry. Any paint on the back of the leaf will stick so make sure you have only coated one side.
- The paint will look white when you paint it. See how the edges are starting to turn color already.
- They will slowly start to dry and show the real color.
- Once dry, I like to paint the other side so I they keep forever. The Mod Podge completely incases them.
- Now you are free to decorate with the leaves! I used double stick tape and stuck them to a hurricane with a candle inside then wrapped them with a little bit of twine so it looked finished.
Fall Inspired Twig Votives
• Branches from outside
• Shears (or heavy duty scissors) • Hot Glue • Clear votives or tall round vases Directions:
- Measure the height of your votive or vase and try and gather branches that are around the same height or taller.
- Place each twig next to the votive standing upright and cut the portion that extends higher than the votive off.
- Using hot glue apply each twig standing upright around the votive. Continue around the glass until it's completely covered in branches. If there are large gaps from inconsistencies with the branches you can layer more twigs on top so it looks full.
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