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Fall Leaf Mason Jar

Make this fall candle holder from a mason jar and some craft paint.
2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Jar I used a large pickle jar but you could use any glass container available to you. (Click here for tips on how to remove those sticky labels from recycled jars.)DecoArt glass paints in the following:
  • DecoArt Dazzling Metallic Paint in Glorious Gold
  • 3D Gloss Enamels Transparent Glass Writer in Black
  • Crystal Gloss Enamels Transparent Glass Paint in Orange, Yellow, and Red.
  • Vinyl shapes for masking I used my Cricut to cut some leaf shapes in various sizes.


  • Start any glass project by cleaning your surface really well. I use rubbing alcohol to wipe down my surfaces. Then adhere the vinyl leaves to your jar. I used gold vinyl cut on my Cricut just because that is what I had on hand.  The vinyl is for masking only and will be removed later. Apply a variety of leaf shapes and sizes to the jar randomly. Press the edges of each one firmly to make sure they have adhered.
  • Paint the entire jar with the metallic gold paint. I used 3 coats on my jar allowing the paint to dry completely in between coats. After your final coat has dried, cut around each leaf with a craft knife then pull to remove the masking. It is very important to cut around the outside of each one to keep from damaging the paint at this point.
  • Trace each leave with the 3D glass writer.
  • After the black writer has dried, apply the transparent glass paint into each leaf. I randomly chose red, orange, and yellow paint for my leaves.
  • Allow your entire project to dry completely. Bake according to the package directions. Add any candle to the inside of your luminary and you are ready to light up your home. I used a battery-powered candle on the inside of my jar.