Pretty Pumpkin Tissue Jar

Pretty Pumpkin Tissue Jar

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 9th 2014

Decoupage a storage jar with DecouPage Glue for a unique fall candleholder.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • smooth quart-sized Ball® jar
    • votive candle or votive with battery
    • scrapbook paper or cardstock
    • tissue paper in orange and light green
    • jute, hemp, string, or yarn



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Tear orange and green tissue paper into small, uneven pieces (about 1").
    2. Cut jute, hemp, yarn, or string into pieces that fit from jar neck to jar bottom.
    3. Use DecouPage Matte to adhere jute on jar to form pumpkin sections with 3/4 flat brush.
    4. Apply DecouPage with 3/4 flat brush on jar in one area at a time. While wet, imbed orange tissue piece. Push tissue to wrinkle a little and then apply more DecouPage. Continue with tissue and DecouPage, overlapping tissue pieces, until jar is covered.
    5. Repeat Step 4 using light green tissue on jar neck.
    6. When dry, side-load 3/4 flat brush with Burnt Sienna and use to shade in each side of covered jute.
    7. Cut leaf shape from scrapbook paper or cardstock. Adhere jute down leaf center. Tie neck of jar with another piece of jute and attach leaf.
    8. Insert votive candle or votive with battery inside.