DIY Halloween Mason-Jar Candles
By Gina Bell, East Coast Mommy
Oct 10, 2014
Holidays always provide a fantastic opportunity to make memories with little ones, and crafting together is a great way to spend time together. Halloween crafts are fun, but my boys are easily spooked, so I like to come up with decorations that more cute than scary. This year, we made adorable mason jar candles.
First, gather your supplies.
- mason jars
- Mod Podge or watered-down white glue
- foam brushes
- tissue paper
- googly eyes
- a black permanent marker
1. Cut tissue paper into one inch squares.
2. Use foam brushes and Mod Podge to cover the jars in tissue paper. Allow to dry overnight.
3. To make the Jack-o-lantern, use orange tissue paper to cover the jar, allow it to dry overnight, and then draw a face with a marker.
4. To make the ghost, use white tissue paper to cover the jar, allow it to dry overnight, add googly eyes, and then draw a nose and mouth with a marker.
5. To make the Frankenstein, use green tissue paper to cover the jar, allow it to dry overnight, add googly eyes, and then draw a face with a marker.
That’s it! I purchased some battery-operated candles to put inside the jars, but with proper supervision you could use regular candles instead.
I think all three versions are totally adorable, don’t you? My boys are super-excited to display their handcrafted Halloween décor. Happy Halloween!
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