Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Jars-a tutorial plus down loadable file

If you want to make it easy on yourself and save a trip to the store we have a few kits available on Ashley's Etsy site here. All you will need to provide is the jars and the mod podge (or clear drying Elmer's glue).

What you will need:

-5 canning jars of various sizes

-A sheet of black vinyl paper

-tissue paper (we used white, orange, purple and green)

-black electrical tape

-mod podge (or clear drying Elmer's glue)

Step one:

If you like the faces we used you can download this file and print them off.

If you need to re-size the images you will want to download the faces individually, open them in a word document, then click a corner and drag to make it bigger or smaller. Or if you want, just draw up some of your own.

zombie face

pumpkin face

frankenstein face

ghost face 1

ghost face 2

Step two:

Paint the inside of the jars with mod podge (or clear drying Elmer's glue)

Step 3:

Cover the inside of the jar with the tissue paper. Hint: it's easier if you choose a jar that your hand can fit into :) We used some that were smaller and it was a little more tricky.

Step 4:

Trace the faces on your vinyl.

You don't need to cut out each individual piece before tracing it. If you just lay the image on top and put medium pressure it will make an indentation that you can cut around.

Step 5:

Wrap the black electrical tape around the lid ring on each jar.

Step 6:

Stick the faces on the front of the jars.

Step 7:

Once the mod podge has dried, trim the excess tissue paper from the top and put the lid on.Note: If you trim the paper too short it will stick out of the top of your jar when you are done. If you leave it too long it will stick out under the lid. So I guess I am saying you should trim it to just the right length. he he.

Step 8: (optional)

String some Christmas lights in and around the jars to light 'em up!


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  1. These are adorable! I found you through Mad Skills Monday at Support Blog for Moms of Boys and am your newest follower!

    I am wanting to learn how to plan meals ahead of time and see that you can help me with that:)

  2. Great idea and a wonderful tutorial!

  3. Found you thru creations by Kara. I have many jars and am making some now. Thank you.

  4. Don't forget to check out The Halloween Scene at SSB!


  5. I am going to have to make some of these. I LOVE the idea! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you will stop by again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

  6. I love all the different colors and then sticking the lights in them like that. So cute.

  7. Great ideas and tutorial! i linked up to my blog: