Fall soirees are in full swing. And the only thing more important than the food on the table? The décor around it, obviously. Luckily this DIY luminary is the ultimate ooh! project, and the key to added ambiance.

Mason Jar Luminary

  • Leaves
  • Mod Podge in matte finish
  • Art sponge
  • Mason jar
  • An autumn-scented candle


  1. Take a stroll outside to find some model leaves. Make sure they’re not torn or crunchy.
  2. Liberally apply Mod Podge with an art sponge to the outside of the jar.
  3. Stick your leaves in an artsy arrangement (overlapping is welcome).
  4. Coat with another layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Let dry for 24 hours.
  6. Put your candle inside the jar and light it.

Try multiples for a full-on festive vibe. If you’re wondering how much is too much, the limit does not exist.

By Rima Butto, Staff Writer

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October 25, 2015

I love dressing up the outdoors and indoors to make a warm, festive welcoming, and there is no better time to do this in New England than the fall. So before the leaves blow off the trees, take some time this weekend to carry that breathtaking backdrop of autumn straight into your fall décor. Here are some quick tips:

Frame the front door with cornstalks. Find them at your local nursery or craft store, and then place them upright next to the door. (Bonus points for one on each side.)

Fill your flower boxes with gourds. So simple, and you don’t have to worry about wilting at the first sign of frost.

Autumn-ize the mantel. A leaf-sprawled mantel with a touch of golden wheat? I can’t think of a better way to cozy up the home.

By Emily Gibbons of www.LuckyLittleLove.com, Staff Writer

Brought touches of the harvest into your home décor? Tell us how in the comments below or tweet us a pic at @ruelala

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November 9, 2012