Repurpose and repurpose an old mason jar by making this easy Pumpkin Mason Jar. This will make a great centerpiece for Halloween dinners or as a jar to hold those goodies.
Also check out the Mummy Mason Jar Craft.
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Halloween is definitely a great time of year to craft with the kids or by yourself as there are so many fun themes to create. Ghosts and demons, cats, owls and pumpkins!
In today’s tutorial we’re going to show you how to quickly turn a mason jar that has served its purpose into a cool looking jack-o’-lantern. You can use this jar for many things: you can turn it into a lantern by placing it in an LED lit candle, use it as a holder for paper straws, treats or even flowers.
This project can be done by kids or adults, it’s fun for all ages.
How to make a gourd jar
What do you need:
- 16 oz mason jar
- orange and green spray paint if adults are doing the project or craft paints for toddlers
- black acrylic paint
- black permanent marker
Step by step instructions
Lay out a few sheets of newspaper before you begin.
Spray your jar and the green ring on the jar lid orange in a well-ventilated area and let dry for several hours or overnight.
When the kids are doing this project, have them paint the jar and lid with craft paints. You can paint the pot inside or outside. Depending on the color, you may need to apply multiple coats of paint.
Let the paint dry. Once dry, screw the green ring on the lid onto your orange mason jar.
Using a black sharpie marker, draw a pumpkin face on the front of your orange mason jar.
Fill in the drawn face with a brush and black paint and let it dry.
Complete! You’ve made your Mason Jar pumpkin.
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