Halloween Mason Jars tutorial

Halloween Mason Jars tutorial

When I found this craft, I knew immediately I had to try it out.  It was definitely too cute to pass up!  And besides, I recently came in contact with some mason jars, so hey, it was meant to be!  :)  Didn’t they turn out cute though??


  • 4 mason jars (two different sizes)
  • Orange, green, purple, white, and black tissue paper
  • black cardstock
  • Mod podge
  • scissors
  • white Christmas lights (100 bulb strand)

Halloween Mason Jars Tutorial


Start by cutting the tissue paper into strips; make sure to measure the height of your jars and cut the tissue paper strips to that size (measure just from the rim of the jar down to the bottom, underneath).

Halloween Mason Jars Tutorial

Paint Mod Podge, a section at a time, onto the outside of the jar. lay down a strip of paper and smooth it down well. Then, move onto the next section until you get the jar covered. Don’t worry if there are wrinkles or if they are not straight.  It will not matter when it dries.  I would also go back through and paint some Mod Podge on the outside of the tissue paper to make sure the jar is smooth when it dries; but do be careful to now tear the paper when it’s damp.  Once the vertical piece are done, place another piece around the rim of the glass.

Halloween Mason Jars Tutorial

Next, cut faces out of the black cardstock to fit your liking.  Use Mod Podge again to attach the faces to the jars.  Don’t forget to paint on top of the face parts to  ensure that it’s secure!

Halloween Mason Jars Tutorial

Let the jars dry for about 12-24 hours.  Then place your Christmas lights inside!

Halloween Mason Jars Tutorial



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  • These are super cute!

  • These jars are so cute! I love how they turned out. Putting lights in them is a great idea too.

  • Heidi Trejo

    These are adorable! Thanks for sharing. http://www.polkadotpixies.com

  • These Halloween jars are soooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial! Pinned!

  • These are adorable!! And soo fun! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!!!! I’m gonna pin this one to our board!

  • This is such a clever idea! I love these! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

  • These are SO CUTE!! Just darling! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Night Fever. Pinning now! See you on Saturday!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

    • I know! They’re totally my favorite craft I’ve ever done to date! “:)

  • sami

    What a cute idea! These are so cute. I’ve used mod podge and few times, it’s so fun! We’re having a Halloween party and I think I’ll have to make these adorable lights for decor!


    • I do have to say that I found this project to be addictive and I was sad when I was finished! LOL

  • Mackenzie @ Cheerios and Lattes

    These are adorable! Very fun for Halloween!

  • Linda @ Mixed Kreations

    Your Halloween mason jars are adorable! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial. Pinning!

  • Absolutely charming and so festive! xo

  • These came out soo cute! What a great way to decorate for Halloween and use up some of my spare jars from spaghetti sauce and whatnot!

    • Such a great idea to use up old jars! :)

  • Renee

    These are absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to get my hands on some jars and make some with my granddaughter! I have the wheels turning in my head for Thanksgiving and Christmas too!!

    • I’ve begun thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas jars too!

  • Hi Jess!! Love these and they are featured at Best Of The Weekend tonight! :)

    • Thank-you so much!! :)

  • Love this! You’ve inspired me to try something similar for the top of my kitchen cabinets.

    • How fantastic! I hope you will show me what you came up with!

  • Sherry Nappa

    Love these jars! I could get the kids to help me make these. Thanks so much for joining us for the Halloween 2016 blog hop!

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