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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Countdown to Mabon: Leafy Lantern

Here is a fun and inexpensive decoration you can make for Mabon. Most of the materials you need are probably already in your home!

You will need:

1 large clear glass jar (Mason jars are ideal)
Wax paper
Autumn leaves or colored silk leaves from the craft store
Green or orange ribbon
A string of 35 white lights (50, depending upon how large your glass jar happens to be)
scotch tape

Measure wax paper long enough to wrap around your jar.  Fold the wax paper in half length-wise and arrange the leaves as desired inside the folded paper. You can use the tape to keep them in place if you wish. Wrap the paper around the jar and secure with strips of tape. Fill the jar with the white lights (also known as "faerie lights") and plug in. Tie the ribbon around the rim of the jar.


  1. Well, for pete's sake this is easy enough even for me! What a great idea!!! You are so much fun, Kim! I love this.

  2. This is a fabulous post ... so creative. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happiness Always

  3. Kim, I love this!!!! Great idea ;o)

  4. I had to write back! You know what my word verification said? "Witches" ;o) LOL! I thought that was cute and appropriate!

  5. Oh my goodness and I do have all these supplies. Yay gonna do it this weekend with my kiddos. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful and creative talent my friend.
    Love and Light...

  6. This is really beautiful...I'm horrible with crafts but I'd love to try and make this. Thank you Kim :)

  7. I really want to try and make this. Its a wonderful and easy craft. I wonder how this would look with orange lights? This gave me a wonderful idea for some halloween crafts.

  8. ok, I am SO going to try this!!!