Dollar Tree Fall Candle & Vignette

2 Materials
2 Hours

All items for this project are available at the Dollar Tree except the Mod Podge. This is an easy project to add an Autumn focal point to your home that doesn't look 'homemade'. Making several of these candles would be perfect as a centerpiece for your Fall table. Happy Creating everyone!
Start with a clean glass candlestick & square vase from the Dollar Tree. You don't want any residue or fingerprints on the glass.
Pull Fall leaves from the branches.
Coat the square vase with a heavy coat of Mod Podge.
Coat the back of the leaves with a heavy coat of Mod Podge.
Apply the leaves to the square vase, overlapping at the edges of the leaves. Set it aside until the Mod Podge has dried.
Once the Mod Podge has dried, coat the rim of the vase with Mod Podge. (make sure it is dry before this step.)
Sprinkle the rim of the vase with some fine copper colored glitter. Set it aside to dry.
Apply some Mod Podge to the edges of the candlestick & add glitter. Set it aside to dry.
Use a dry paint brush to dust off the excess glitter from the candlestick & vase.
Apply E-6000 to the rim of the candlestick.
Glue the candlestick to the vase. Let it dry over night to insure a solid bond.
This part is optional, but to keep the glitter from going everywhere, give the candle a good coat of clear spray paint.
Add a candle & it's done! I use battery operated candles so it can be used anywhere. (like on a bookcase)
To turn this into a vignette, you'll need the candle, a small floral foam block, some fall leaves, a couple of accent pieces (I used Bobble Head Scarecrows), some glittered branches and some small glittered pumpkins. Cover the foam with the branches in the back & fill in with the fall leaves. Place the candle in front of the foam. Add the other items around it. Vignette is done.

Suggested materials:

  • Glass candlestick, Glass square vase, Mod Podge, Fine copper glitter, Fall leaves, floral foam, Fall  (Dollar Tree)
  • Mod Podge, E-6000  (Walmart)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 10 questions
  • Denise Rose
    on Jul 11, 2017

    I used E6000 to make redneck drinking glasses, glued mason jars to candlesticks, 4 (so far) have fallen apart, was wondering what I did wrong?
    • Jody Perricone Holton
      on Oct 7, 2017

      Glass to glass needs a marine adhesive. Also, E6000 is not UV safe and will not hold outdoors. I do a lot of glass work and found this out through trial and error.

  • Betty Davies
    on Jul 21, 2017

    Will the heat from the candle make the candle stick and vase come apart?
  • Diane Vircks
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Are the leaves on the inside or outside? Can’t tell from pics and the first step doesn’t say either.
    • Sam Schaefer
      on Mar 12, 2018

      As you can see from the 3rd. picture, you put a coat of Mod Podge on the outside of the square & on the underside of the leaves. Then you press the leaves onto the Mod Podge that's on the outside. They might catch fire if the leaves were on the inside. Happy Creating!

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  • Beth
    on Mar 10, 2018


  • Crystal Farrell
    on Mar 29, 2018

    Even some dollar trees carry the tiny bottles of modge podge now. I know,my local one gets it in often.

    • Sam Schaefer
      on Mar 30, 2018

      Thanks Crystal. Ours has just started to carry it also, but if you compare the size & price to the price at Walmart or Michael's or Joanne's using a coupon, it's much cheaper to go there. Happy Creating!

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