In the blogosphere I see winter and Christmas decorations and DIYs pop-up and I’m like: I’m not ready yet! Stop it! Especially with the nice and warm temperatures we still have (almost 20° C in November) I find it hard to get into the Christmas mood. Luckily I’m my own boss over this little corner of the internet I call “look what i made …”. So here it’s still autumn. A haven for all those that are not ready for cold days and Christmas themed content. Come on in and let’s gather around those lovely autumn candles that I created. Would you like a cup of tea?
Since you’re here, why don’t we make some more autumn candles together? Let’s go for a walk, collect some of those lovely leaves that will be gone too soon and press them at home in an old book. Once you have those ready, you can make this DIY in no time! And yes, I already made these candles with flowers for Mother’s Day and those have been a hit…
All you need for this autumn inspired candles:
- simple wax candles
- dried leaves and maybe some fern
- baking paper
This is pretty easy to make, so there will be hardly any steps but the effect is really cool. I even convinced my boyfriend that those look great – he’s (beside myself) my harshest critique.
Preheat the iron to the lowest temperature. Place place the leaves on the candle where you want them. As those are delicate little fuckers, use the tweezers to get them into place without crumbling them into dust.
Then place the parchment baking paper on top and iron over the leaves. The iron should not be too hot as it would melt the wax to fast and make a film on your leaves and not to cool as you’d be ironing quite long until they stick. And if you hate ironing as much as I do, you don’t want that.
Then peel off the baking paper and place some more leaves on the candle. Repeat this steps until it looks pretty to you.
Now how easy was that? And just because I felt like it I made a video showing how it’s done.
I first made them for the indoors but then decided to put them in lanterns outdoor where they look even prettier! Bring those leaves back outdoors…
When I made this, the iron was still lying around in the evening when my boyfriend came home. I showed him with a proud gesture my newest DIY project and he nodded knowingly and said: “Aha, that’s what the iron was for. I thought it couldn’t have been for ironing clothes.” He knows me too well.
So to all the fellow ironing-haters out there: this is the reason you might have this stupid household gadget in your home. Finally a task that you’d love to take it out! Now I’m wondering: do you hate ironing (clothes) too?
Now. Carry on!