DIY autumn jars

DIY autumn jars

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Together with fall’s appearance and cooler weather, a need to make home more cozy has also emerged. If you are living in Denmark you cannot avoid that, you just unconsciously adopt it.

Coziness consist not only of candles and home decor details but also of the bonding time spent with you family and kids. Crafting things are one of the way to do that.

This time we have made these two autumn jars to bring some fall sense to our kid’s room and the other for the living room. 

We have used the materials that we found at home and in the forest. Although, our autumn jars are not perfectly made, however, it gives us joy and coziness, cause we know that it was us who made them.

Candle jar

DIY autumn jars

Supplies

DIY autumn jars

Instructions

  • Using a real leaf from the tree as a template, draw a leaf on the white paper, correct the corners of the leaf as you would like to look them and cut it off. There you have a perfect stencil. 

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  • Take off the first layer from the double sided tape, stick it on the stencil and cut it off. Takes off the second layer from the tape and put the sticky side on a jar. Try to press more in the corners of the stencil and less in the middle, cause otherwise it is going to be difficult to peel it off later on.

DIY autumn jars

  • Spray paints or use foam brush to set acrylic paints on a jar and allow to dry it well (otherwise it will start peeling off). I would suggest,instead of doing straight movements when painting, sponging with brush. Paint a jar twice.

DIY autumn jars

  • Slowly and carefully peel of the stencil. Use a knife or scalpel to peal it of and correct the corners of the leaf. It takes some time, so you need to be patient 🙂
  • Tie raffia around the neck of the jar.
  • Put coffee beans, rise or anything you have into a jar. I have used coffee beans, cause it looks nice and adds a nice smell to our living room.

DIY autumn jars

  • Put white candle in the coffee beans. 

DIY autumn jars

Owl jar

DIY autumn jars

Supplies

DIY autumn jars

Instructions

  • Cut two circles form a brown paper and two smaller circles from a white paper and glue white circles on brown ones. This is going to be owl’s eyes.

DIY autumn jars

  • Draw these kind of forms from a blue paper and cut them off

DIY autumn jars

  • Using a hobby glue and a brush, stick small cutted parts around the white circles

DIY autumn jars

  • Cut two even smaller circles from a different colored paper than used before and glue them on a white circles. Here we are – we are done and have two nice owl’s eyes 🙂

DIY autumn jars

  • Draw triangle and cut it off. It is going to be owl’s nose

DIY autumn jars

  • Cut these owl’s leg from the same colored paper as nose

DIY autumn jars

  • Put all the supplies brought from the forest into a jar. Than, using a hot glue, stick eyes, nose and legs on a jar

DIY autumn jars

  • Draw and cut one stripe off and one big circle that matches the size of the jar’s top.

DIY autumn jars

  • Draw and cut two ears off from a blue paper

DIY autumn jars

  • Using hot glue, stick ears and a stripe to the jar’s top

DIY autumn jars

Here we go 🙂 Our owl candle that is, as my husband said, a mix of an owl and aboriginals 😀

DIY autumn jars