/**/ The Purposeful Wife: Fall Leaves Mason Jar

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall Leaves Mason Jar

This beautiful fall craft did not turn out quite like I'd envisioned.

In the first place, it wasn't nearly as easy as I'd assumed it would be. It was supposed to be a kid's craft, so I thought non-crafty me would have a fine time. Ha.

The leaves didn't want to lie flat on the jar {though they did get a little bit flatter when I finally figured out how to peel the stems off of the back of them- nifty little trick!}. They moved and smudged and the mod podge was sticky and difficult to work with.

Because of the thickness of the mod podge {maybe I used too much? or maybe I should have used a bristle paint brush instead of a foam one?}, I had a difficult time envisioning the finished product, and how each leaf would look. My dried jar has big gaps between leaves... just not nearly as pretty and evenly distributed as the original pin. I think the blogger who originally made it might have used smaller leaves than I did.

In the end, I think my jar looks okay... just not as nice as I was hoping, and I don't feel its worth the trouble to make more {I thought they might work as nice gifts or centerpieces}.

Have you been disappointed with the results of your Pinterest-to-real-life crafts? There is actually an entire blog devoted to this topic, haha.

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