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Autumn Leaf Luminarias

These luminarias are perfect for lighting the way to your front porch, on Halloween or for any fall party.

Autumn Leaf Luminarias

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008

materials

  • Fallen leaves

  • Colored paper treat bags, matte-colored SOS in Sunbrite size No. 6, and Orange size No. 4, $10.10 to $11.19 per 100, from Paper Mart

  • Acrylic paint (in colors that contrast with bags)

steps

  1. Collect fallen leaves, and arrange them on top of colored-paper treat bags.

  2. Put 1 teaspoon acrylic paint (choose colors that contrast with bags) in a 2- to 3-ounce misting bottle. Fill halfway with water and shake to mix. Mist bags and leaves. Let dry 20 minutes. Remove leaves. Repeat on other side. Fill bottom of each bag with sand.

  3. Illuminate: For safety reasons, use either glass holders that are three times as tall as candles or substitute battery-operated lights.

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