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Making Mason Jar Jack-o'-Lantern Candle Holders

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These candle holders are inexpensive to make and will look great at your next Halloween party. This is a guide about turning a mason jar into a jack-o'-lantern candle holder.
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October 14, 2011

Use a few old Mason jars to make some cute glowing jack-o'-lanterns that you can use year after year. This is great project to do with the kids. They love to make funny and spooky faces on their jars. Plus they make awesome decorations on a table or in a window.
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Approximate Time: 1 hour

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Instructions:

Cut the tissue paper into 1 inch strips. A little wider or thinner doesn't matter. We cut the tissue paper while it was folded. So the longs strips could each be cut down in thirds.

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Pour a little glue in your container and add some water into it. I did about a tablespoon of glue with a half cup of water and it was more then enough for this project.

Mix the glue and water with the brush.

Then, one at a time, lay the strips of orange tissue paper on the outside of the Mason jar and stick them down vertically with glue wash. Overlapping them a little will give your finished jar a more pumpkin like look.

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Turn the Mason jar upside down to dry. I used a mat with a couple paper towels on top to make sure no glue got on my table.

Use the scissors or X-acto knife to cut out Jack-o-lantern faces or other Halloween designs.

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Stick the faces to the side of the orange Mason jars how ever you like. I used my extra glue mixture, but a little dab of glue on the back of each piece of paper would stick them down just as well.

We put LED tea lights in ours so we can set them on our window sill and there is no fire hazard near the curtains. Votive candles would work very well in these also.

Have fun and be creative!

By Jess from Hillsboro, OR

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October 9, 2008

Construction paper and modge podge are all it takes to transform ordinary glass jars into a spooky Halloween setting.

Approximate Time: 30 minutes plus drying

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Instructions:

  1. For the Jack-o-lantern, tear orange construction paper into 1-2 inch pieces.
  2. Paint modge podge onto glass jar in small sections and apply the the pieces of paper, brush on more modge podge to cover the strips.
  3. The design of the face can be tricky, just shape the scraps into whatever design you like, spooky, happy, etc. and leave the features clear so the candle light will shine through.
  4. Let dry an hour or so, insert tea light candle and wait for nightfall!
  5. You can make several and line your front steps or walkway for a spooky scene.
  6. By Beth from Watertown, MA

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October 2, 20141 found this helpful

Use a few old Mason jars to make some cute glowing jack-o'-lanterns that you can use year after year. They make awesome decorations on a table or in a window.

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