My mom is the crafty one in the family, while I moonlight as the photographer/ stylist, but this is a pleasant and quick DIY project even I could handle so, I thought I would share.
Now, of course, I want to make a bunch of these in different sizes and colors to use as Thanksgiving centerpieces while the foliage is still bright and ruby-colored in New York.
DIY: Leafy candle
- 1 large candle
- parchment paper
- a selection of fall leaves of various sizes
- rope, ribbon etc., for decoration
- an iron
1. Measure and cut a piece of parchment large enough to wrap around the sides of your candle.
2. Lay the parchment down on a table (cover the working area with some newspaper etc. Arrange the leaves you are using on the piece of parchment and wrap tightly around the candle.
3. Heat the iron to medium heat. Use only the top part/tip of the iron to press the parchment and leaves into the candle, going around and around a few times, as the wax melts.
3. Turn off iron. Here, you can remove the parchment and go over the leaves quickly one more time with the iron cooling. Or keep the paper on – like on the smaller pillar candle below.
If you plan on doing that, make sure that the edges are lined up neatly.
Decorate with a piece of rope or ribbon. Really, the creative opportunities are endless!