Halloween! One of my very favorite holidays especially when it comes to decorating. You’re going to love these cute little Halloween decorations made from recycled mason jars. You can use any jars you have on hand and they will still turn out amazing. Time to clean out your fridge and use some of those nearly empty jars!
This is a project for the DIY Blog Challenge. Our theme this month was Halloween in case you hadn’t guessed. Don’t forget to check out what my friends made this month in the links below this post!
Here’s how to make these spooktacular Halloween decorations:
- 3 Mason Jars or any other jars
- White spray paint or chalk paint
- Tan spray paint or chalk paint
- Orange spray paint or chalk paint
- Black craft paint or chalk paint
- Black material
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Wash and dry your jars thoroughly.
- Acrylic sealer (optional)
- Use rubbing alcohol to wipe down the entire outside surface of the jar. This will help the paint adhere.
- Paint one jar tan, one jar white and one jar orange. Do 2 coats, allowing time to dry in between.
- Paint the faces on each container. I’m not a great painter, but I’ve realized that most things are a series of dots and lines. If you break it down that way it’s a lot easier. You can make the faces however you want or copy the ones I made. If you wish to seal your paint, do that now.
- After the faces have dried, tie a bow around the top of the ghost jar and that one is finished!
- For the scarecrow, cut a circle that is bigger than the mouth of the jar. This will be the brim of the hat. So you’ll want it to be big enough to be a little floppy. Cut a circle inside of that one that just fits around the neck of the jar and slide it on. Now cut a strip of burlap that wraps around the lid of the jar and is about 3 inches wide. Hot glue the strip to the edge of the lid. Then scrunch the top of the burlap and hot glue to make a hat shape. Glue a strip of ribbon to the edge of the lid.
- For the pumpkin, cut a circle from your black material just like you did for the scarecrow and place it over the neck of the jar. Cut a triangle from the black material that will wrap around the entire edge of your lid. Glue the edge of the circle around the edge of the lid forming a pointy hat. Glue a strip of ribbon around the edge of the lid.
These are so versatile. You can use these Halloween decorations as a centerpiece on your table, you can put battery operated tea lights inside as a candle, you can put them on your mantle or a shelf, or they would make a cute gift.
I hope you love this cute little Halloween decoration! Here’s another easy DIY fall decoration I made that you definitely need to see. See my friends’ Halloween projects below too!