As summer officially waves good bye next week and orange and black starts creeping into the stores I’ve been starting to get the urge to make a Halloween decoration or two. That and as busy as we stay, if I’m going to make any DIY Halloween decorations I need to start now. True story. I decided to begin with an easy craft based on an idea I got when I picked up some little packages of candy corn. I thought it would be fun to make a candy jar for them!
Other than the super cute Halloween stickers which I got at JoAnn’s, I had the rest of the supplies for the candy jar on hand which made my crafty budget happy.
You Will Need:
Empty jar A smooth one will work best. I got mine at the Dollar Store.
Adhesive foam letters Can be found in the kids’ section of most craft stores.
Glass Paint I used Martha Stewart Glitter Glass paint.
Small Sponge to paint with
Step by Step:
1. Apply foam letters to jar. I used “Boo” but you can use any sentiment that fits on the jar.
2. Spray jar with Chalkboard paint and let dry.
3. Remove foam letters and apply glass paint in the clear letters revealed by removing the stickers. I chose the Martha Stewart purple glitter because I thought it went well with the flat black.
4. I used the small sponge to dab the glass paint from a paper plate where I’d poured some for the project. The small sponge let me work within the letters without making a mess. I just dabbed in small strokes until I had filled in the three letters. I did 3 coats and let dry. The paint will appear cloudy until it dries.
5. After the glass paint dried it was time to dress up my jar! I wrapped purple and white baker’s twine round and round the top and tied it off in the back. A cute Halloween ghost sticker went on top of “Boo” and a medallion on the bottom. I still thought it needed a little something extra so used white and black polka dot washi tape to create stripes on the jar.
Then I added those little packages of candy corn to my DIY candy jar! I think it turned out super cute. It was my first time using the glass paint and I was pleased with the results. I was also pleased it was a relatively inexpensive craft as I had most of the supplies on hand. My only dilemma is I will be trick or treating my own cute DIY Halloween decoration in the weeks leading up to the big night! 🙂
Have you started your Halloween crafting yet?