In the garden, the Liquidambar is shedding its leaves, spreading a blaze of autumnal colour across the lawn.
The leaves are too beautiful to become garden waste just yet. The evenings short enough to call for cosiness and candlelight.
To transform an empty coffee jar into an autumnal hurricane vase:
Collect an array of coloured leaves.
Stick them on to your empty jar with Mod Podge and leave to dry.
Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over the leaves to give them a glossy finish.
Place a tealight inside and enjoy the warm glow.