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How to make fun decorative Halloween jars

These decorative Halloween jars are easy and fun to make. Kids will love helping to create these recycled Halloween decorations! These decorative Halloween jars are easy and fun to make. Kids will love helping to create these recycled Halloween decorations! 

Decorative Halloween Jars

My favorite holiday is quickly approaching! As this year flies by and the Christmas decorations are showing up in the stores I am firmly pumping the brakes!!

I love making Halloween crafts, and I always get excited about picking out Halloween costumes. But for some reason, I never really invest in too many decorations.

Besides having our Switch Witch basket out, and some pumpkins carved, our house seems pretty plain each year. So I decided to change that up and created these Decorative Halloween Jars.

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No time to make this Halloween craft now? Pin it for later!

If you can’t make this recycled craft now, pin it to your kids’ crafts ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.These decorative Halloween jars are easy and fun to make. Kids will love helping to create these recycled Halloween decorations!  #twitchetts

Tips for making this Halloween craft.

  • Do not use oil to remove your labels. Use vinegar instead. Otherwise, the paint will not stick to the jar.
  • To get a good clear color, use white light tea lights. To get a more “spooky” look, use yellow light tea lights.
  • This project can get messy! We recommend creating outdoors or in a space where the mess will not be an issue.
  • Play with paint colors and designs. Print templates or let your kids design free-hand!

Halloween connect the dots

How to make a jar lantern

Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this Halloween art project. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 1 Lantern

Easy Halloween Jar Lanterns

These decorative Halloween jars are easy and fun to make. Kids will love helping to create these recycled Halloween decorations! 

This simple Halloween kids craft is perfect for decorating your home. Not too spooky and just the right amount of fun.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Materials

  • School Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Empty Jars (olives, jelly, pickles, salsa, baby food, etc)
  • Water
  • Black Cardstock silhouette graphics. (I just taped pictures to the black cardstock and cut them out)
  • Fake tea lights

Tools

  • Foam Brush

Instructions

  1. Mix 1 Tablespoon of glue with 2 teaspoons of water. Add food color until you like the color you have.
  2. Apply the paint to your jar using a foam brush.
  3. Apply a second coat and add your silhouette picture to the wet glue. Use a bit more glue around the edges.
  4. Add a fake tealight.

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When to make these Halloween lanterns

Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun art project!

  • Decorate your front window.
  • Place them around your classroom.
  • Gift them to loved ones.
  • Give them to nursing homes to decorate.

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Christine - The Choosy Mommy

Friday 12th of August 2016

This is so cute and creative! Never too early to start holiday decorations!

Shelah

Sunday 27th of September 2015

The painting technique that you used gives these Halloween lanterns such a beautiful finished look. This is going to become a traditional Halloween craft at our house!

Susie

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

Me too, it almost gives it a sea glass look!

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