Nature's glow Candle shade
By: Randa Black
Issue: October 2000
This project originally appeared in Crafts 'n Things
Outside, it's dark and windy, but that just makes it
cozier inside! This hurricane lamp, decorated with rice
paper and pressed maple leaves, turns an ordinary rainy
night into an autumn celebration. Who would guess you
spent so little time - and money - to make it?
Finished Size: 7 1/2" tall
Skill Level: beginner
Time: less than 1 hour
Glass candle shade, 3" diameter, 7 1/2" tall
Pressed or preserved maple leaves, 2 1/2" to 3"
Rice paper, 8"x 11 1/2" sheet
Sponge brush, 1" wide
Votive candle or any candle of similar size
*Mod Podge dTcoupage© medium by Plaid© Enterprises,
Inc. was used for this project.
Wash and dry candle shade. Place shade on rice paper; roll
paper around shade to measure. Mark paper with pencil and
cut to size. Mix 1 teaspoon thick craft glue with 3 teaspoons
water. Use sponge brush to apply glue to shade. Place shade
on rice paper and roll, pressing paper tightly against shade.
Brush glue over paper-covered shade and let dry slightly.
Working with one leaf at a time, spread glue on back of leaf
and press onto shade, holding leaf in place for a few seconds
to set. Repeat with remaining leaves and let dry. Following
manufacturer's instructions, brush shade with decoupage medium,
thoroughly coating leaves.
Add Your Own Touch . . .
Use pressed flowers to make a year-round shade.
Place shade on a tray and surround with greenery, pine cones,
acorns, and nuts for a decorative autumn centerpiece.
Decoupage smaller glass candleholders to make a matching