{Craft} Eucalyptus & Manzanita Leaf Thanksgiving Candle #GlueNGlitter

November 12, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Sponsored Posts

We’re trying to consume and spend less around here, so this holiday season, we’re making more homemade gifts and decorations or recycling what we’ve used (like using leftover Halloween candy for learning activities).  This Eucalyptus and Manzanita Leaf Thanksgiving Candle perfectly fit out goals.

All it took was one amazingly awesome Gold Metallic Elmer’s Painters Marker and dried eucalyptus and manzanita leaves from old flower arrangements we dried out.

I love that it incorporates natural elements, but has some glittery pizzazz – which you know I can’t resist!  And it’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.

Materials

Read about my shopping experience for supplies here.

Step 1

Use the Elmer’s Painters Markers to create patterns or fill in your dried leaves.  

I used the Gold Metallic marker to create a combination of plain leaves, completely golden leaves, and some with patterns or writing.

Step 2

Cut out a strip of cardstock or ribbon and attach it to your candle using Elmer’s Spray Adhesive – the coolest glue I’ve ever used.  (If you need proof, check out how I used it in this School Supplies Diaper Cake Teacher’s Gift and tell me it isn’t!).

Step 3

Try out a few placements before committing and then glue the painted leaves on in any pattern.

This is definitely making it onto our Thanksgiving Table, which will be featured in the DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge, so stay tuned!

And if you’re as much of an Elmer’s fan as I am, make sure you check back for a great giveaway coming up next month, with a chance to win an awesome prize pack that includes Elmer’s Painters Markers!

Disclaimer:  This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #gluenglitter #collectivebias #CBias.  Even though this is a sponsored post, which means that I received compensation for writing this post, it does not mean that I was told what to write by the sponsor(s) nor does it mean that the sponsor(s) wrote this post and I merely copied it onto my blog.  The content of this post was created entirely by me and consists solely of my own unbiased opinions and/or thoughts, but I’m sure you could tell!

Happy Crafting!

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