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Flaming Foliage Candleholders

Give colorful fallen leaves one last chance to shine -- or glow -- by repurposing them as decorations on glass candleholders.




Place the cylinders around the house for a cocktail party, or line them up at the center of a dinner table. Against the candlelight, the leaves look like vibrant flames.


  • Spray adhesive, by 3M
  • Assorted dried leaves
  • Glass candleholders, 3 1/2 by 6 inches
  • Candles


  1. Step 1

    Apply spray adhesive to the backs of the leaves.

  2. Step 2

    Wrap leaves around candleholder, letting the stem of each extend slightly past the base.

  3. Step 3

    Cut off leaf overhang along bottom of candleholder.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2010



Reviews (7)

  • IWDD Woman 1 May, 2013

    Put the small tea light candle in a smaller glass inside the glass candle holder, this way there won't be any problems.

  • psallee 2 Oct, 2011

    I am more curious about how the glue and dried leaves will react to the heat. Can these candles be lit?

  • CLDavis63 1 Oct, 2011

    ditto to khender711's comment. Would a coating of modge podge on glass to adhere and then a coating over the glass and leaves seal it? A little more time consuming maybe....

  • khender711 1 Oct, 2011

    this is a beautiful craft you think that they need to have any sort of sealer on top of the leaves? I wondered if they'd maintain their color or become too brittle and chip off without it.

    For those that made it (or those with craft knowledge), what do you think?? thanks!!

  • CereusArt 30 Sep, 2011

    What an awesome idea!

  • Pappy 30 Sep, 2011

    I was looking for something that would add a little Autumn to my home without taking too much time. This is exactly what I was looking for! By putting these candle holders with the Martha Stewart wreath, my home will welcome the season in a beautiful way! Thank you Martha and team!

  • sizzlestitch 30 Sep, 2011

    This is a great idea now that fall is here. I will try it this weedend. Thanks