Nature's Glow Candle Shade

By  Randa Black 

This hurricane lamp, decorated with rice paper and pressed maple leaves, turns an ordinary rainy night into an autumn celebration.

  • Nature's Glow Candle Shade
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  • Glass candle shade, 3” diameter, 7-1/2” tall
  • Pressed or preserved maple leaves, 2-1/2” to 3”-wide, eight
  • Rice paper, 8”x11-1/2” sheet
  • Votive candle or any candle of similar size


  • Plaid Mod Podge Découpage Medium
  • Sponge brush, 1”-wide
  • Craft glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, pencil
  • 1. Wash and dry candle shade. Place shade on rice paper; roll paper around shade to measure. Mark paper with pencil and cut to size.
  • 2. Mix 1 teaspoon thick craft glue with 3 teaspoons water. Use sponge brush to apply glue to shade. Place shade on rice paper and roll, pressing paper tightly against shade. Brush glue over paper-covered shade and let dry slightly.
  • 3. Working with one leaf at a time, spread glue on back of leaf and press onto shade, holding leaf in place for a few seconds to set. Repeat with remaining leaves and let dry. Following manufacturer's instructions, brush shade with découpage medium, thoroughly coating leaves. Let dry.
  • 4. Place candle shade over votive candle.