Candy, Dracula, and Ghosts OH MY

With “Monster Mash”, “Thriller”, and all the classic Halloween party songs playing in the background, we settled into our way of unwinding from a busy week – crafting. Mason jars are such a fun Halloween craft that people of all ages and skill level can do (Plus, we filled ours with candy which makes it even more appealing. #halloweencandyobsessed)! Whether you want to make a candy corn or a whimsical character, painting mason jars allow your imagination to run wild. With endless ideas in mind we narrowed it down to the ones below.

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Tricks or Tips:

  1. Clean the jars with rubbing alcohol prior to starting
  2. Use a paintbrush – not a foam brush for this project
  3. Make sure to let paint dry completely before painting next coat
  4. For light colors: at least 3 coats are needed
  5. For dark colors: at least 2 coats are needed
  6. If painting a face: after the first coat, lightly sketch with a pencil and avoid painting the white eyes with another color

General Supplies:

  • Mason Jars
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Paper Towels
  • Paint Brushes
  • Painters Tape

Other Supplies:

  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Honey Mustard, Burnt Orange, Scarlet, Black, White
  • Glo in the Dark Halloween Paint
  • Delta Paint: Leaf Green, Flesh Tan
  • Miscellaneous ribbons and ties
  • Googley Eyes
  • Elmers Glitter Glue: Silver, Gold
  • Black Sharpie
  • 1 Sheet Black Cardstock
  • Hot Glue Gun

 

Eyes in the Night Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Black
  • Googley Eyes
  • Orange/Black Pipe Cleaner

Cartoon Dracula Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Black, Scarlet, White
  • Delta Paint: Flesh Tan
  • Black Sharpie
  • Black Cardstock – Cut to desired size for collar

“Frankie” Frankenstein Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Black
  • Delta Paint: Leaf Green
  • Googley Eyes
  • Elmers Glitter Glue: Silver

Glow-in-the-Dark Ghost Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: White
  • Glo in the Dark Halloween Paint
  • Elmers Glitter Glue: Silver
  • Thin black cording

Dry Brushed Fall Fun Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Honey Mustard, Burnt Orange, Scarlet
  • Burlap ribbon

Jack-O-Lantern Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Burnt Orange
  • Elmers Glitter Glue: Gold
  • Natural colored Raffia

Candy Corn Jar Supplies:

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  • CraftSmart Chalk Paint: Honey Mustard, Burnt Orange, White
  • Burlap cording

 

We want to hear from you! Which Halloween character or design would you create?

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