You guys! I’ve made it through our Fall Challenge! This is my last post of September (well, October I guess, you can blame mom because our posts got pushed back a day this week) and it falls into the “Real Leaves” category!
To be honest, I had something totally different planned for the leaves I scoured the yard for. I was going to Mod Podge them onto mason jars, and also onto a balloon so I could pop the balloon when the leaves dried and have a leaf bowl. Have you seen those on Pinterest, they are beautiful! But… I FAILED. I tried a few different ways, and it just wasn’t working for me. I’m sure there are some ways that they might have (like using fake silk leaves not real ones), but I was running out of time and needed to complete these little table decorations.
Honestly, in the end I’m ok the Mod Podge idea didn’t really work. I think this three jar set up is pretty cute, and also way more versatile! Now when fall is over I can pull the leaves out from under the candle and from in the skinny vase and put something in more appropriate for the winter season!
Please note the TEAL button… I was making them after all! ;)
I love these because they feel homey. They aren’t super fancy, but I think they add to that feeling of warmth. And I’m hoping they do the same for the rest of the people who get to enjoy these little decorations in a small group I’m co-leading. I want the atmosphere to feel cozy and homey, because people tend to then feel comfortable and safe in that kind of space. Just a subtle way to move the room in that direction.
And thank goodness for battery tea lights, so I don’t have to worry about my leaves catching on fire! (Or remembering to bring matches!)
I’ve really been enjoying this fall challenge, and am so glad to be back in the groove of creating again! Wonder what October will hold??