Stacey Solomon shares incredible way to turn jars into autumn lanterns with real leaves

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Stacey Solomon has turned leaves into gold with her latest craft tutorial showing her followers how to make autumn lanterns.

After going out searching for fallen leaves with her one year old son Rex, Stacey decided to decorate some empty glass jars and turn them into another decoration for her woodland theme front door.

The Loose Women panelist shared how she protected the leaves to stop them from rotting before artfully placing them on the jars and adding light to share the incredible effect.

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Taking to Instagram after a long day shopping at IKEA to pick up a new desk for Rex, Stacey shared her step by step guide.

The mum of three had carefully selected her leaves from her walk and then prepped them by covering them in a paste called Mod Podge, which is a waterbased sealer and glue.

It took 24 hours for the leaves to dry before Stacey could stick them on to her jars and create her designs.

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"Ok so they took 24 hours to dry but other than that they were easy and fun to make," she said of her DIY lanterns over a montage of her process.

Stacey explained that she selected her jars, then washed the labels off with warm water and soap, and spread out her selection of leaves.

As she showed herself painting the orange and brown leaves with more Mod Podge glue directly on to the jars, Stacey explained: "I covered them in Mod Podge so they don't rot."


The crafty TV personality then tied some string around the top of the jar once they had dried.

To finish off the moody autumn vibe she added some candles inside the jars: "I actually wouldn't use real candles for these because the glass will get too hot I just can't find my fake ones so I've put these in for a few seconds just to show you."

Stacey snapped a shot of the end result, adding that once she had got some battery powered candles she would be placing the lanterns outside.

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However an awkward spelling mistake on her caption led to some confusion amongst her followers, when she wrote: "I bloomin love these so much… they make me so happy… I'm going to buy some fake tea lights, screw the kids on and put them out front. The Mod Podge protects them from the rain [sic] ."

Her unfortunate misspelling of "lids" caused her inbox to be flooded with comments: "I am actually crying with laughter… I saw I had lots of messages and thought "ooohh everyone must love my leaf jar lamps…" only to realise I wrote "kids" instead of "lids"."

She then finished: "I can't stop laughing. I love you all so so much. And for anyone out there worried don't worry the kids aren't screwed onto my jars out the front door in the rain."

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