How to Make Painted Halloween Jars
Make your own custom Jack-O-Lantern jars. Here is information about how to make painted Halloween jars.
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This was a fun craft, but I learned a valuable lesson. Never load the photos and then delete them before they are loaded. I lost half the photos I needed, but found a tiny jar to "finish out the process". It's been fun and I hope you like them!
Total Time: 2 hours
Source: Have seen painted jars on-line
- 6 sided jelly jars
- 1 oz paint: Terra Cotta
- 1 oz paint: Moss green
- 2 paint brushes
- 1/2 cup water for clean up
- 12 yd green yarn
- size I hook
- hot glue gun and sticks
- 4 corks
- The first thing to do is to find the right shape of jar. I like the 6 sided jelly jar. I had one large one, and three little ones. After they were all done, I actually found a tiny tiger balm jar and added it to the "family". It's the baby! With the terra cotta paint, it took about 4 coats as this was not glass paint. Each one has to be dry or it will smear. This is the part of the photos I lost, so you can just close your eyes and imagine me painting. There, that was easy!
- I glued some corks to the underside of the lids to make them easier to paint. Then, on with the green!
- While everything was drying, I crocheted the stems. Chain 2, and make a single crochet in the first chain. Turn, make a single crochet in the first stitch and the next two. Continue this till you have 8 single crochets. Break off the work the tails into the center, and trim. Put a line of hot glue on the edge, then roll it like a little cone. When you glue the stems, lean them a bit as they are drying. Then, glue them to the center of the lids.
- After gluing on the stem I added fall colored embellishments.
- I found the little tiger balm one and did the same to it. It's so tiny it just had to be added to the family!!
These are scarecrow and pumpkin decorated electric tealight holders. They could also be made as decorative treat jars