Easy Halloween Mason Jar Crafts

Easy Halloween Mason Jar Crafts

As the season turns toward Halloween every year, it gets me thinking about decorations and making something new to add to my collection. Check out these easy Halloween mason jar craft ideas! They’re perfect for little neighbor-gifts or fun decorations!

Easy Halloween Mason Jar Crafts.

They’re super simple to do and you can even get the kids involved, if you don’t mind a bit of a mess. Let’s get started making these awesome Halloween mason jars.

Supplies to make Halloween Mason Jars:

materials for Halloween Mason Jars Crafts

Tools

Now, onto the actual project (because, let’s be honest, Halloween mason jars are a lot easier to make than all that chit-chat would make you think).

How To Make Halloween Mason Jar Crafts

Halloween Mason Jars Crafts

First, clean your mason jars well and dry them completely. You don’t want an old label to get in your way and mess up your art project. Once clean and dry, prepare your work area to paint. I like to toss down an old posterboard that I won’t be upset if it gets paint on it.

taping franekstein mason jar
taping for hair

To make the Frankenstein Halloween mason jar craft, wrap the upper ⅓ of the jar in the painter’s tape. Using the exacto knife, cut out the “sharkbite” shape of Frankenstein’s hair. Remove the lower portion of the “sharkbite” shape, leaving the hair area covered.

removing tape outlines

Place a second piece of tape over the area where you want Frankenstein’s eyes to be. With the exacto knife, cut out the shape for the eyes. I went with a flat top and low “u” shape to make him look a little derpy. Remove the tape around the eye shapes, leaving the eyes covered.

adding base coat

Paint a base coat of a dark green (a bit of green with black added, if desired) on the entire surface of the jar where not covered by the tape. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.

removing tape

Remove the tape for the eyes and hair. Now it is starting to come together.

painting eyes frankenstein mason jar

Paint the hair area black and the eyes a yellow with a touch of green. Allow this paint to dry completely.

frankenstein mason jar

Paint on a jagged “shark bite” shaped mouth below the eyes and a few places with stitches on the side of the face. Add a thick black line above the eyes for heavy eyebrows and a round circle in the center of each eye in black as well, for pupils. Allow this paint to dry completely.

making head studs
Halloween Mason Jars Crafts

To make the screws on the side of Frankenstein’s neck, cut two pieces of your felt about 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches long. Roll each of these into a tight coil and hot glue in place on the side of Frankenstein’s neck. If you used white felt, like me, now is the time to paint those screws silver and allow them to dry completely.

taping base of Ghost mason jar

To make the Ghost Halloween mason jar craft, wrap the bottom third of the jar in painter’s tape. Using the exacto knife, cut out the wavy shape of the bottom of a ghost. Remove the tape on the upper part of the ghost jar, leaving the area you don’t want to be part of the ghost covered.

taping ghost mason jar

Place a piece of tape over the area where you want the mouth and eyes of the ghost. Using the exacto knife, cut out the round circle shape of each eye and the mouth shape. I initially thought I wanted an oblong shape for the mouth, but then changed my mind and made it a circle later. But this is entirely dependent on your personal desire. Remove the tape around the eyes and mouth, leaving those elements covered by the tape.

removing tape

On the back of the ghost, if desired, cover the whole of the area with tape and cut out the lettering “BOO” from the tape. Remove the tape from around the letters, leaving the letters covered.

painting base coat on ghost mason jar
painting boo on ghost mason jar
Halloween Mason Jars Crafts

Paint a base coat of a white on the entire surface of the jar where not covered by the tape. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely. Remove the tape and paint the lettering, eyes, mouth and bottom of the jar with black paint. Allow this paint to dry completely.

template for mummy eye

To make the Mummy Halloween mason jar craft, tape off a small area where you plan to have the “face” of the mummy. With the exacto knife, cut out a round circle shape where you want your eye to be located. Small or large is up to you, I went with small. Peel away the inside of the circle you cut out to make a stencil.

mummy mason jar base coat

Paint a base coat of a “sickly brown” on the entire surface of the jar with the exception of the eye. I made the “sickly brown” by mixing a dab of green with a dab of brown and a bit of yellow paint until I found a color I liked. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.

painting mummy jar

Now, you can place on a layer of tape, giving you a template for where you want to paint mummy wraps and you can paint them on in white.

painting eye on mummy jar

Paint a bright yellow with a tiny hint of green into the circle cut out of the tape to make an eye. Allow this paint to dry completely then remove the tape. Place a small circle of black or dark brown into the center of the yellow eye. Allow this paint to dry completely.

wrapping mummy mason jar.

I found painting on the white stripes to be uninspired and not as fun. So I went back and decided to wrap the jar in off-white ribbon. I used hot glue to hold it in place. I wrapped around the jar about 2 times, but in offset rounds so that you could still see the brown underneath in places. And I took care to show the eye.

Halloween Mason Jars Crafts

Now it’s time to stuff your Halloween mason jars with candy, tea light or fairy lights! This is just such a fun project, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have these Halloween mason jars to decorate with. I think I could have made these in smaller jars or even those big pint-sized jars for some variation, but I really like these!

Easy Halloween Mason Jar Crafts

If you liked how to make these Halloween Mason Jars, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

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Halloween Mason Jar

Halloween Mason Jar Create Card

Easy Halloween Craft that you can make with Mason Jars. Easy to follow steps to make a Ghost Jar, Mummy Jar, and a Frankenstein Jar. Make these Halloween Mason Jars today!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20.00

Instructions

  1. Start by cleaning your mason jars well and drying them completely.
  2. Once clean and dry, prepare your work area to paint.
  3. To make the Frankenstein jar, wrap the upper ⅓ of the jar in the painter’s tape.
  4. Using the exacto knife, cut out the “sharkbite” shape of Frankenstein’s hair.
  5. Remove the lower portion of the “sharkbite” shape, leaving the hair area covered.
  6. Place a second piece of tape over the area where you want Frankenstein’s eyes to be.
  7. With the exacto knife, cut out the shape for the eyes.
  8. Remove the tape around the eye shapes, leaving the eyes covered.
  9. Paint a base coat of a dark green (a bit of green with black added, if desired) on the entire surface of the jar where not covered by the tape. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
  10. Remove the tape for the eyes and hair.
  11. Paint the hair area black and the eyes a yellow with a touch of green. Allow this paint to dry completely.
  12. Paint on a jagged “shark bite” shaped mouth below the eyes and a few places with stitches on the side of the face.
  13. Add a thick black line above the eyes for heavy eyebrows and a round circle in the center of each eye in black as well, for pupils. Allow this paint to dry completely.
  14. To make the screws on the side of Frankenstein’s neck, cut two pieces of your felt about 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches long.
  15. Roll each of these into a tight coil and hot glue in place on the side of Frankenstein’s neck.
  16. To make the Ghost jar, wrap the bottom third of the jar in painter’s tape.
  17. Using the exacto knife, cut out the wavy shape of the bottom of a ghost. Remove the tape on the upper part of the ghost jar, leaving the area you don’t want to be part of the ghost covered.
  18. Place a piece of tape over the area where you want the mouth and eyes of the ghost.
  19. Using the exacto knife, cut out the round circle shape of each eye and the mouth shape. Remove the tape around the eyes and mouth, leaving those elements covered by the tape.
  20. On the back of the ghost, if desired, cover the whole of the area with tape and cut out the lettering “BOO” from the tape. Remove the tape from around the letters, leaving the letters covered.
  21. Paint a base coat of a white on the entire surface of the jar where not covered by the tape. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
  22. Remove the tape and paint the lettering, eyes, mouth and bottom of the jar with black paint. Allow this paint to dry completely.
  23. To make the Mummy jar, tape off a small area where you plan to have the “face” of the mummy.
  24. With the exacto knife, cut out a round circle shape where you want your eye to be located.
  25. Peel away the inside of the circle you cut out to make a stencil.
  26. Paint a bright yellow with a tiny hint of green into the circle cut out of the tape to make an eye. Allow this paint to dry completely then remove the tape.
  27. Place a small circle of black or dark brown into the center of the yellow eye. Allow this paint to dry completely.
  28. Paint a base coat of a “sickly brown” on the entire surface of the jar with the exception of the eye. Allow this coat of paint to dry completely.
  29. Now, you can place on a layer of tape, giving you a template for where you want to paint mummy wraps and you can paint them on in white.
  30. Optionally, you can wrap the jar in off-white ribbon. I used hot glue to hold it in place. I wrapped around the jar about 2 times, but in offset rounds so that you could still see the brown underneath in places. And I took care to show the eye.
  31. Now it’s time to stuff your mason jars with candy, tea light or fairy lights!

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