Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Forever Autumn

The Japanese Maple in our garden is shedding beautiful leaves - creating a colourful blanket on our patio.
I had to do something with these - such a shame to allow them to decay.

A tea light holder ... using the trusty jar
I used PVA glue to paste the leaves around the jar - Mod Podge can also be used for this.
Once dry, I simply wrapped and tied some raffia around the neck of the jar
I've been wanting to use this raffia for sometime and the gold and bronze were perfect for this project
A simple autumn decoration; preserving the beauty of season and helping to add warmth to the home on these increasingly cooler evenings

49 comments :

  1. This is gorgeous! And so easy to do! I might have to go find myself an old jar and give this one a try. Perfect for fall!

    New follower from the GFC blog hop! Excited to read more! :) Happy Tuesday, girl!

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  2. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing

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  3. Wow! That's such a neat, easy project for fall! And the leaves you chose are especially pretty!

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  4. Hola Karen! This is beautiful! You are so talented and creative. I truly enjoy your DIY projects. Thank you for sharing beauty and inspiration with us. Tootles!

    ~SimplyyMayra :)

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  5. Lovely! I've never heard of PVA glue. I suppose Mod Podge would work just the same?

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  6. Popping over from the GFC blog hop. This is the greatest idea ever! What a great way to preserve the leaves and it looks so pretty lit.

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  7. That is so simple and pretty!

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  8. that tea light holder is so cool!

    Have a wonderful day! Would love for you to stop by and say hello!

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this. Can't wait to read about more future projects!

    Newest follower through the GFC hop :)

    Peacoats and Plaid

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  10. This is simply gorgeous. I just love fall and leaves are one of my favorite things about it! Thanks for co-hosting the GFC blog hop this week. Now following you via GFC. I blog over at www.dalaynadillon.blogspot.com Look forward to chatting and getting to know you!

    Dalayna

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  11. Very pretty. I can see these on my deck! :)

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  12. I did this same project last year. Got out my Fall Leaf Luminaries again this year for the mantle and they look just as good. Wasn't sure how the leaves would hold up, but it's great. Fun project! Saw you on Southern Lovely and came to say hello : )

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  13. Oooh I like that, it's gorgeous. I may just have to try this. Thanks for a great idea!

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  14. I've been looking for a craft to do with my all the leaves my girls are collecting. This is great. I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop.

    Kimberly @ MyPinterestReality.com

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  15. Love the jars they turned out great! Fab for fall!
    xox
    Ash
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  16. I thought the leaves were inside the jar when I first saw this, but I love how you made them on the outside. They look completely gorgeous glowing in the night! Thanks for linking on Printabelle.

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  17. This is absoutly adorable! I will have to try this now that the leaves have begun to fall.

    Im a new follower
    openspaces

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  18. I love love those jars! Thanks for the idea :)

    Claire @gypsyslowdown.blogspot.com

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  19. Ooooooh, I love it!


    Bobi
    http://onedailymoneytip.blogspot.com

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  20. Soooo pretty! The leaves are only beginning to turn where I live (Texas) Newly following you from GFC.

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  21. this is awesome! can't wait to try it! thanks for sharing :) new follower and can't wait to see more!

    Samantha
    hooahandhiccups.blogspot.com

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  22. That's a lovely decoration for autumn, it would have been a shame to let those beautiful leaves go mushy in the rain.

    New visitor and follower from the GFC hop, feel free to visit sometime.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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  23. Oh, I have a bunch of jars lying around, so I'm one step there. Now I just need to go leaf hunting!

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  24. so pretty wonderful idea :)
    www.yourcharmedlifeblog.com

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  25. Really beautiful! Sarah from The Ease of Freeze

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  26. Wonderful craft, so pretty! I've pinned this post.

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  27. The color is beautiful!

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  28. Thanks for this great idea. Very pretty and yet simple.
    Donna @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  29. So lovevely and fun idea! I'll try to make thais!Thanks so much for sharing tutorial!
    I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Have a lovely weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  30. That's absolutely gorgeous!

    www.sweepingmama.com

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  31. Look absolutely gorgeous!! I love using nature in decorating. :) Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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  32. So pretty! Looks like fall! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

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  33. Beautiful!!! I found you at Monday Meet up!

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  34. this idea couldn't be cuter! i love your darling blog & we're your new followers! come follow along at chaseandem.blogspot.com Xo

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  35. This is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing at Passion Parade :)

    xo
    Myric

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  36. LOVE this! i'll definitely have to try it! :)

    found you on the covered in grace monday meet up :)

    xo!

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  37. This is awesome! I found your blog from Southern Lovely and I am your newest follower. I would love for you to follow me back so that we can continue to share ideas. Looking forward to more posts! :)

    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  38. THis is such a pretty idea. I love it. thanks for sharing with my party.

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  39. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I'm pleased to let you know I've featured it in the newest one. Please come see it ☺, it will be up at midnight EST tonight.

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  40. Oh my goodness! I never would have thought to do this! I love the colors of the leaves in fall! Way cool! Thank you so much for sharing it at Thank you so much for linking up to <a href="http://www.travisandjessicacox.com>Artsy Corner</a>! I'm pinning this one too!

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  41. so easy.. yet so beautiful! I love how the jar looks when it's lit up! I can't wait to give this project a try. Looks like I now have plans for the weekend! xo

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  42. That is such a genius idea! I really love how it looks!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Artsy Corner! :)

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  43. Sooo pretty.... now I'm off to find some pretty leaves so I can make one too!

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  44. Very pretty! Love the use of the maple leaves! :-)

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  45. Guess what?? Your tasty post is being featured in our Feature Friday post today! We are in love with your leaf light so you also received the Feature Friday Theme Star award because you followed our theme of the week!

    We will pin you to Pinterest and you will be featured on our Facebook page. We are going to invite you to our exclusive Feature Friday Board with over 60 pinners. You can pin anything fun and we will repin as well as the other bloggers.

    Stop on in and see your feature: http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/10/12/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-18/

    Don't forget that the new linky opens at midnight Friday night! We can't wait to see what else you share!

    Susie at Bowdabra

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  46. Love Love Love!! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Pinteresting Party! :)

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  47. Not only do I love the finished project of this, I love that there is minimal cost involved. Which makes a perfect I'm-thinking-of-you gift to bless someone's day. I'm beginning a Share the Shelter linky party tomorrow. It's a take of of Samuel Colerige's poem, "Friendship is a Sheltering tree," and involves encouraging those around us. I'd be delighted if you would link this post. You're welcome to link of another of your choice, too.

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  48. One of my favorite trees, and a great craft!! Love it. Following you now.

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