DIY It or Buy it? | Fall Glass Candle Holder

Hello Friends! Wow. What a crazy season this (almost) fall is already shaping up to be! I know fall is the beginning of the holiday season, but I feel like life is going in super speed. Is it just me? Let me know I’m not alone!

The comforting things amidst all this craziness is all of the fall candles and decorations everywhere - yay! I was inspired by my last post with my top 5 fall decor picks and wanted to create a new DIY it or Buy it? I thought the glass candle holder was super cute and I wanted to try my spin on it!

Per usual, the entire step-by-step is below!

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For this DIY, you’ll need:

  • Non-branded mason jar (you want it smooth all around with no logos)

  • Copper colored “foil” metallic spray paint

  • Vinyl (any color)

  • Natural raffia

  • Glue gun

  • Not pictured (optional): Cricut machine + leaf pattern

First, you’ll want to cut a leaf image out of vinyl. I used my Cricut machine and if you have one, you can do the same! If you do not, you can totally use the leaf cutout above and cut it out of vinyl with just scissors!

After you cut out the leaf, peel it off the vinyl backing so you essentially have a leaf sticker. Place the leaf “sticker” in the middle of the mason jar.

Next, remove the lid (you actually won’t need it at all), go to a well ventilated area (yay outside world!) and spray paint the mason jar. I found it easiest to just hold the jar at the opening and rotate it around while spray painting.

Make sure to spray paint over the entire leaf “sticker.”

Let the mason jar dry for at least 15 minutes, but it will be completely dry in about 2 hours if you can wait! Once it’s dry, carefully peel the “sticker” off of the mason jar.

Lastly, take about 5 pieces of the raffia, add some hot glue to the area where the lid would screw on. Place the glue on the side opposite of the leaf cut out.

Wrap the raffia to the front of the candle holder and add more glue to attach the pieces. Cross the two ends over each other (see photo) and wrap around to the back again. Repeat this again, wrapping around to the front. This time, tie the two ends in a knot and trim the ends.

And that’s it! Super easy to create and if you like this style I totally encourage you to DIY it for a fun craft instead of buying it!

Don’t forget to share any holiday DIYs you’re looking to create on my Facebook and we can craft them together! Stay up to date on all my latest crafty and life happenings on my Instagram!

See you next Wednesday!