Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}


Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}

You all know I love doing crafts with my son. It keeps him busy and I get that crafty fix at the same time. Not to mention, I don't feel so guilty when I buy tons of craft supplies. Because "heck" it's going to be used for my son ;) {Dear husband...take note!}

Although today's craft tutorial was geared towards my son - adults can do it too. These mason jar jack-o-lanterns would make great decorations for a Halloween party, as a vase or on a porch Halloween night. PLUS you can save them for the following year or gift them with leftover Halloween candy in them.

And if you have been saving a million empty glass jars and orange tissue paper throughout the year - you are my friend - are on your way to some cute, but affordable decorations.

Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}

Supplies -

* Mason Jars
* Orange/Black Tissue Paper
* White School Glue or Modge Podge
* Scissors/Paint Brush/Paper Plate

Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}
Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}
Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}
Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}

Directions -

1. Cut your orange tissue paper into 1 inch squares {or have your child tear pieces}
2. Put a dollop of glue on a paper plate. Using your paint brush - smear a good amount of glue all over the mason jar. {Really slather it on!} Start layering pieces of tissue paper over the glue.
3. Add more glue and tissue paper until the jar is completely covered. Let dry.
4. Cut out some Jack-O-Lantern features out of black tissue paper. Glue onto jar.
5. Once completely dry, lay/light a candle inside for a cool look.

Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}
Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}
Mason Jar ~ Jack-O-Lantern {Craft}

So easy and fun for all ages. If you change out the colors of the tissue paper, you can make different characters. White tissue paper for a mummy or green for Frankenstein. Not to mention, for Christmas, you can make a snowman or Santa Clause this way.

Bet you wished you saved some of those empty glass jars, right?


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