2 Ways to Transform Mason Jars

Like most gardeners, my cupboards full of unused mason jars. I have a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and glass textures. Mason jars are typically used for preserving different kinds of foods, but why not “think outside of the jar” and use them for fun Halloween projects?

Here are two inspired Halloween crafts using a few basic supplies and mason jars.

  1. Mummies

Wrap the outside of a mason jar with cheesecloth. Cheesecloth is easy to cut and adheres to itself pretty well (it’s also easy to find in your local craft or grocery store). A couple of dabs of hot glue here and there will help it stick better. Glue some googly eyes on the front and drop in a small tea light candle or flameless votive, and voila! You have a Mason Jar Mummy.

  1. Prohibition-era Caches

If you’re looking for a swanky addition to your bar, sneak in a boozy cache. Grab some glittery paint and paint brush at your craft store, then simply paint the outside of the jar. Next, search the web for Halloween jar labels. Print and cut your favorite label then attach it with a glue stick or rubber cement to the Mason jar. Lastly, give it a cool Halloween name like “Black-death Vodka.” Who can resist a sip?

Incredibly simple, right? There are many other ways to decorate with mason jars. Let your creativity soar this Halloween season!!

- Brandon

Posted on: October 10th, 2014 by Botanical Interests Inc No Comments