How to Make a Halloween Themed Mason Jar
Ah, the oh-so versatile beauty of mason jars. Perfect as an accent, simple decoration, or party favor, the mason jar is every DIY Master’s must-have.
T’is the season for spook — so, a Halloween themed mason jar it is!
Grab the materials — this project will require a mason jar, string, black spray paint, a clever or spooooky message, gloves (for hand protection) and a newspaper (for table protection).
Place the mason jar on the protective covering — no one likes a paint splotched table. (All I had was some Styrofoam, which started disintegrating on contact with the paint. Don’t be like me. Don’t use Styrofoam.)
Begin spraying. Make sure the layers of paint are even and not dripping down, otherwise the jar will look splotchy. I was a little impatient with the paint, and my jar suffered for it. Thankfully, black is slimming and it wasn’t too noticeable.
Let it dry. Resist the dire temptation to touch the jar — you have to just let it do its thing.
While you’re watching paint dry, make a small opening in your kooky and probably totally awesome message and slip some twine or string through the hole. (I had made my “trick or treat” note out of a cutout from the back of a notebook and a few sharpies.)
After the mason jar is completely dry, (and I mean completely, folks!), wrap your Halloween message around the top of the jar.
Now, you’re done! Sort of.
Then it’s time to fill your spook-tacular jar with Halloween candy or or just leave it out as part of a decorative centerpiece.
Love Halloween and Carry On!