Painted Halloween Jars
These are scarecrow and pumpkin decorated electric tealight holders. They could also be made as decorative treat jars
- recycled jar and lid
- spray paint (see instructions for colors)
- raffia, flowers, and other decorative elements, as desired
- clear sealer (optional)
- electric tea light
- Wash and dry a jar of any size. Remove labels.
- Spray paint jar and lid (flesh, beige for Scarecrow, terracotta or orange for pumpkin). Allow to dry.
- Glue lid (inside facing upward) to top of jar (I used E-6000). If you desire to use these as treat jars, do not glue lid to top of jar.
- Decorate face as desired using paint pens or craft paint.
- Spray lightly with a clear sealer to keep paint from scratching.
- For scarecrow, glue raffia around brim of hat, trim for bangs. To make hat, decorate a straw hat with artificial flowers, buttons and ribbon to your liking. I painted a wooden triangle to resemble a crow! Attach hat to lid (I again used E-6000).
- Place electric tealight on lid. Because of the raffia and straw hat this is extremely FLAMMABLE, I recommend using an electric tea light instead of a regular candle.
Made in a variety of shapes and sizes, these look adorable on a mantle or porch. And can be used year after year!
By Diana, Louisville, KY
Editor's Note: This project should never be used with a traditional candle flame, it is very flammable. Only battery operated tealights or other non-flame candle substites should be used.
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