If you are having a country themed fall wedding, these stunning copper and red lighted leaf jar centerpieces make an excellent accent. Extremely cost effective, several can be created for use throughout your wedding and for many autumn seasons after.
For this project, you will need (per leaf jar display):
– One clear glass canister (available at home decor shops)
– Four to five mason jars (available at many supermarkets by the case)
– Soap and water
– Paper towels
– One strand of clear holiday lights with a white cord
– Silk ivy leaves (available at craft supply shops in the floral section)
– Krylon Premium Metallic Paint in Copper Foil
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Cherry Red
– Hot glue gun and glue sticks
– Clear, red, and copper colored floral gems (available at craft supply shops in the floral section)
– Newspaper, craft paper, and/or a large drop cloth
To start the crafting of your fall wedding centerpiece, first cover the work area with sheets of old newspaper, craft paper, and/or a large drop cloth. Wash both the clear glass canister and all the mason jars using hot soapy water. Rinse the glass pieces well and dry the exteriors with paper towels. Leave the jars and canister upside down overnight so that any remaining moisture dissipates. (If needed, wipe the outsides with glass cleaner.)
Remove several ivy leaves from the plastic vine strand using scissors. Lay the leaves out flat on the workspace. Spray half of the leaves with several coats of Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Cherry Red. Spray the remaining half of the leaves with several coats of Krylon Premium Metallic Paint in Copper Foil. Make sure none of the original color of the ivy leaves are showing through. Let the paint dry overnight.
Arrange the mason jars and canisters on the table with the canister in the middle. Place the strand of clear holiday lights, while plugged in, in and around the glass containers. (I.e. stick a few in so that the lights show through the glass.) Add the painted leaves on and/or around and/or in the glass jars. If desired, adhere a few leaves to the light cord or outside of the glass.
TIP: If the glass canister has a removable lid, discard it. Also, galvanized pails work just as well as a large glass canister when surrounded by the glass mason jars.