I am so excited to be a part of Spooktastic September and guest posting on One Creative Mommy! My spooky tutorial is this Jack O'Lantern Jar Halloween Craft.
I have always loved Halloween. Whenever I see cute carved pumpkin faces I am reminded of all the years I spent Trick or Treating with siblings and friends. When I was older and too old to knock on doors for candy, I went to some pretty amazing Halloween Parties. Now that I'm a mom with a family of my own I think of past years of Halloween costumes and the years I have spent making sure that they have good memories of Halloween too!
That is why I love this Jack O'Lantern Jar. I can't help but smile and reminisce with that cute pumpkin face.
There aren't many items that you will need to make your own.
- 32 oz. Glass Storage Jar
- Black Gallery Glass Window Color
- Orange Gallery Glass Window Color
- Foam Brush
Start with a pretty big squirt of the orange Gallery Glass on the jar. Then paint it on with a foam brush. You want to keep the paint pretty thick, while keeping the jar pretty evenly coated.
When the paint dries you will still be able to see the brush strokes, but don't worry. I think it adds to the pumpkin look. Paint the entire jar with up and down strokes so the paint streaks are all going in the same way.
When the Gallary Glass is dry, the paint becomes this gorgeous orange translucent color.
The next step is to add the Jack O'Lantern face. I simply sketched what I wanted the face to look like on a post-it note.
My trick? I drew it on the back side of the note so that it would stick inside the jar.
I used the Black Gallery Glass and colored in the eyes, nose and mouth following the pattern from the sketch on the post-it note. The Black Gallery Glass goes on gray, but when it dries it is a very nice dark black. Perfect for a Jack O'Lantern face!
When he was all dry I took some twine and wrapped it around the top of the jar several times, strung on a couple small paper leaves, and tied it all into a cute bow.
I am totally in love with this cute face!!
Now comes the fun part, what to do with him! How about a luminary? Add an electric candle and the whole things glows orange and is so pretty. A perfect centerpiece for a table of treats at a party, or fun to put on the mantle to add to your Halloween decor!
Since we turned this jar into a pumpkin, how about a fun Halloween candy jar. Fill it up with your favorite treats and leave it on your desk at work. It could even become a fun teacher gift!
There really are so many fun ways that you could use this Jack O'Lantern Jar, and the best part is how much fun he is to make.
So, are you wondering who I am?
I am Katie Adams from the Crafty Blog Stalker.
Like Heidi, I also love to create and inspire. In fact, that is the focus of my website. I like to teach others, like you, how to create and show through tutorials how you can make it too! I share how to make many different things including recipes, sewing, jewelry making, paper crafting and more.
Need a fun treat that you can make for kids, friends and teachers? I can show you how to make this Halloween Treat Candy Bar Cover.
Would you like to make a Fall Canning Lid Wreath to hang on your front door? There is a full picture tutorial on my blog.
Or, do you want to dress up your hand sanitizer and turn it into Scary Hand Sanitizer? I have a tutorial for that too!
Thanks so much to Katie for sharing this great Halloween craft! I'm afraid I'd have to use mine for a gift or as decor. If I used it as a candy jar, those rolos wouldn't last a day! I'd never be able to leave them alone!
I'm glad you stopped by today. You'll find more Halloween inspiration here, or follow my Halloween Ideas to Scare and Delight Pinterest Board.