Making an Autumn Leaves Jar Candle Holder

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November 12, 2014

lighted jar candleTurn empty cheese spread glass jars into colorful fall lanterns. Use the lanterns to decorate your porch. Fill the jars with battery operated tea light candles, and add a soft glow to your house during the fall season.


Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: one jar candle holder


  • 250g empty cheese spread glass jar
  • white cotton twine
  • leftover pieces of red, yellow and orange cardstock
  • small faux apple
  • 20 in of 0.3" wide caramel colored ribbon with white polka dots
  • 20 in of 0.1mm wide waxed yellow colored cord
  • Upikit maple leaf punch
  • Heritage spray-on contact glue
  • quick drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
  • standard scissors
  • battery operated tea light candle


  1. Spray the bottle with the Heritage spray-on contact glue and glue the twine to the bottle.
  2. Wind the twine in a criss-cross pattern tightly all around the bottle. Cover the bottle up to the lip around the neck.
  3. Continue winding the twine all around the bottle until you reach the end of the twine, or until the bottle has been completely covered.
  4. jar wrapped with twine

  5. Press the end of the twine down and use some Bostik Clear to keep it in place.
  6. Punch four red, three yellow, and three orange maple leaves from the cardstock.
  7. Use the Bostik Clear to glue the leaves all around the jar.
  8. paper leaves added
  9. Tie the ribbon and cord around the neck of the glass jar and make a bow. Neatly cut the ribbon/cord ends and add a drop of glue to the knot of the bow, so that the bow won't come loose.
  10. Glue the faux apple over the knot of the bow.
  11. bow and apple added
  12. Add the candle and voila!
  13. finished jar candle

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December 2, 2015

This beautiful candle holder is the perfect decoration for the fall. Learn how it was made in this video.

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