Halloween Mason Jars | Decorations for under $10

I have been browsing Pinterest for Halloween Decorations the last few weeks because I wanted to start collecting/making stuff for my own place to take with me when I move out and just to add to the house this year.  My mom already has a ton of cute stuff, (I will be showing that in a few days). I came across plenty of  “best halloween decorations” pins, and decided on a few things to make.  Some will be for a Halloween party and some I will be making and showing through out the beginning of October.  Here is the first, and for three cute jars (which can be used in MANY ways) I spent less then $10.

Starting with a plain jar

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My friend Katie and I turned them into Halloween Jars by making them into ghosts, mummies, frankensteins, and pumpkins! Here are mine…

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Frankenstein- I used acrylic paint (green, brown, and black) to paint the jar and lid.  It took two coats of each.  Then I just glued on googly eyes and hot glued bolts on.

Mummy- Painted on a light coat of white paint (not necessary) and then used Mod Podge to adhere the gauze on. Then I just glued on googly eyes

Pumpkin- Used Mod Podge to glue orange tissue paper on.  I cut strips out and then stuck them on, overlapping them a little.  Katie brought this cool self-sticking black glitterly foam paper and we used it for the face.  It cut easily with scissors.

AND here they are lit up. (with lights on)

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and lights off… the frankenstein is not as dark in person.


Katie’s were SO cute too! she made a few more than me and I love how they turned out. I am totally jealous of her mummies!

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We had one major difference.  For her mummies, she used cheese cloth instead of gauze (USE cheesecloth! I loved it!)

Breakdown of price:

  • Jars- $3 ($1 each)
  • Gauze- $3
  • Googly Eyes-$1
  • Paint- I already had all the colors I needed (or buy for 50-99 cents)
  • Black Paper- Katie had and let me borrow some
  • Tissue Paper- I already had (but you can buy it cheap)
  • String Lights- $2.50
  • Total $9.50 plus tax

IF I had not had the product, this project would still have been under $20, which is not bad for three cute, customized Halloween decorations.

Happy crafting!

2 responses to “Halloween Mason Jars | Decorations for under $10

  1. Yay! They turned out so cute! My Frankenstein turned out too dark for lights so I’m thinking about using it to hold candy instead!

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