Every year, autumn gives us so many treasures for joint work with children that we are basically limited only by our own imagination. In today’s post, I would like to share with you an idea for a very simple, but at the same time effective home decoration – a lantern made of colorful leaves! Its warm light will make every long autumn evening spent together on puzzles or board games. It took us less than half an hour to make the lanterns, and the joy of searching for the most beautiful leaves on the walk was endless.
What will be needed?
- Big or small jar
- Jute twin (optional)
- Autumn, colorful leaves, ideally small and soft
- Magic glue, I bought it here
How to make a lantern?
Making a lantern is a child’s play. I strongly encourage you to do it with children. If they are too small – to let them to help actively. Regardless of their age, children and their parents can go for a walk and search of the most colorful leaves. Depending on the size of the jar you choose, it is best to have small or medium leaves. The more colorful the better :). It is important that they are soft, because then adjusting them to the shape of the jar will be much easier. The more the leaf sticks to the jar, the better. Although any unevenness does not detract from the final appearance and functionality of the lantern.
First of all, after collecting the appropriate leaves, spread Magic glue on the jar with a brush. It is best to do this gradually, while sticking the leaves on so that the glue does not dry out. You can press the leaves for a while to make them stick to the jar as well as possible. We glued them in such a way that there were gaps between them. If someone prefers, they can overlap. The petioles of the leaves can be cut.
Finish the lantern with a jute twine bow in the upper part of the jar. The jar with the stuck leaves should be left for some time for the glue to dry.
Finally, the only thing left is putting the tea light in the jar and enjoy the autumn atmosphere 🙂
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I have been passionate about DIY since my childhood, and my innate patience and accuracy make the whole process of creation a lot easier for me and that gives me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure. During my first pregnancy I learnt how to sew, what resulted with few tutorials about sewing clothes for kids on the blog. In the beginning of my second maternity leave, I have learned how to crochet amigurumi from yt. I found out, that I really love it, that’s why so many blog posts describe my crochet creatures.