R & R Workshop: DIY Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns

DIY Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns

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How cute are these!? I made two of these last year for a church party and recently found them in my Halloween bin. I added the pumpkin mason jar with the help of my son.. he loved ripping the paper and putting it onto the jar.  I loved that this was a easy kids craft! There are so many different ideas you can do to decorate them..so have fun!

You will need:
//Mason Jars- Any size! I love the half pint jars
/Modge Podge & foam brushes
//Black Permanent Marker
//Small flameless candles These are so awesome to put in your pumpkins too!

1.Tear black tissue paper into big pieces. It doesn't really matter the size or what they look like. My kids had a blast ripping the tissue paper apart!

2. Put modge podge onto jar and place pieces of tissue paper onto it (like below). Do this process until the whole jar is covered. This does get a little messy, but my little guy loved doing it!

3.While your jar is drying, cut a pumpkin out of your orange tissue paper. Then draw a Jack-O-Lantern face.

4. Glue pumpkin onto the jar using modge podge and you are all done!Put a glow stick inside and watch it glow! 

What do you think? Super easy, right! Here is how I made the other jars:

To make this Frankenstein Jar you will need:
//Orange, Green & Black Tissue Paper
//modge podge & paint brush

1.Rip or cut stripes from your orange tissue paper and put them onto the jar with modge podge

2.Draw and cut a head shape with the green tissue paper. I added ears on the side but you don't have too :)  Use modge podge and put onto the jar.

3.I cut spiky hair out, stitches, nose and mouth that looked sewn shut. Possibilities are endless to what you want him to look like! So be creative!

4. Add googly eyes!

To make this Trick or Treat Jar, you will need:
//Mason Jar
//modge podge & paint brush
//Orange Tissue Paper
//Black Permanent Marker
//Gold Ribbon
1. Rip your tissue paper into strips and put onto jar with modge podge.

2. Write any message you would like! Happy Halloween, Boo! or any other message.

3. Tie a ribbon and make a bow around the opening of the jar. All done! 

These jars are so fun to have on the front porch or on your mantel! Or use them to hold candy. I recently used them to hold straws and popsicles sticks at our Caramel Apple Party. They are just so cute!

More DIY Halloween Ideas:


Stephanie said...

What a great project for Halloween! I love that you can involve your kids on this one!

Emily Thompson said...

SO CUTE!!! they look adorable and easy too :o) Emily @ nap-timecreations

Katie @ Horrific Knits said...

Oh, I love the black one! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays! I'd love to have you link up!

Http://whatmeeganmakes.com said...

Each one is so cute. Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two. Make it a great day.

Marti @ SewLicious Home Decor said...

Your Halloween jars are adorable!! I'd love for you to link up at my craft party this week at Sewlicious Home Decor!


Randi@SowderingAbout said...

These are great and seem like it would be a simple craft to do with kids too!

I would love for you to link up with our party this weeks!


Sam said...

Love this! So cute! I'm obsessed with mason jars, so any project I can do with them is great! Thanks for sharing!

DIY Huntress

Kayla Janachovsky said...

These look great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/diyers-32-and-marathon-weekend.html

PJ @ Planned in Pencil said...

I happen to know that my mom has an entire basement full of old mason jars, I hope she lets me steal some so I can make these cute pumpkins! Thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party!

Elise@growcreative said...

These are really really cute! I might be making some of these soon.

Katie @ Made to be a Momma. said...

These are soo fun and cute! I would love to have you come link up these and anything else! http://www.madetobeamomma.com/2013/10/homemade-70.html Following you via facebook and pinterest!

Rhonda said...

Come visit us at http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com/2013/10/craft-frenzy-friday-8.html
We are having a party and it won't be the same without your creativity!
Craft Frenzy Friday!

BlueClearSky Elizabeth said...

Your jars are very cute and the little pumpkin your guy made is adorable.

Navy Wifey Peters said...

Great job decorating the jars! I really like the Frankenstein jar!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Tausha said...

So very cute and clever! I have to decorate a huge, plain space for a party and these will be a perfect addition to the treat table. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!


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