Monday, October 3, 2011

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Jar Candle Holders

 Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday!
I love doing creepy, fun, easy crafts for the spooky occasion!
This is the first Halloween / fall craft of the season-
They are called Fright Lights; the idea came from Family Circle Magazine.
In the magazine it says you need all these different materials.. I don't have time to go out and get all the stuff it calls for, so I had to make do with what I had around the house. The one thing I surprisingly had to buy, was black and orange tissue paper, (usually my mum has tons of different colored tissue paper, but for some reason she didn't have those two colors). Thankfully Target has them each (20 sheets for under $1.99).

Anyways, here's the materials I used:
-Black tissue paper
-Orange tissue paper
-Pencil
-Plastic or glass bowl
-Elmer's Glue
-Paint brush or 1" foam brush
-Scissors
-three or more Glass Jars (mason jars, pickle jars, olive jars, sauce jars..etc).
-And some water
-Candles

First Step: Once the jars are clean, you are going to cut Orange tissue paper into 1 1/2 wide strips as long as the jar.
Second Step: Take a glob of Elmer's Glue, and a little bit of water, mix with paintbrush until it's watered down. Brush the glue on to the jar.
Step Three: Add strips of Orange tissue paper onto the jar, overlapping the paper is perfectly fine.
Step Four: Brush glue over the Orange tisse paper; let it dry for a few hours.
Step Five: Once the paper is dry, you can cut out faces or letters that you are going to add on your jar using a pencil and Black tissue paper.
Step Six: Glue on Black tissue paper (faces, letters, etc) on to the jar. Brush the glue on all of the Black tissue paper, let the paper dry, add candles in the jars, and ta da!
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10 comments:

Sara Szatmary said...

Oh my gosh!! This is such an amazing project for people like me with no front porch.

Ps: amazing photos!

Style Journey said...

What a fun idea! I will have to do this with my 6 year old. She loves to do arts and crafts, plus she said I didn't decorate the house spooky enough! Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Jamie said...

Very, very cute girl. I want to see more Halloween stuff!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These are ADORABLE!! And you make it seem so easy! I might actually have to try these this fall, and that's saying a lot because I don't normally do arts & crafts! Lol. :P

miss macri said...

love these - would be such a fun project for kids - but I'm thinking adults may have EVEN more fun!!!

Jessie Szmanda said...

What a great idea!!

Erin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love yours! :) I'm glad you found me and now I have another amazing outlet to go to for ideas... like this one! Super fun!

Tatiana said...

This is such a cute idea! You did a great job with it too!

Vantage Point Vintage said...

Halloween is my favorite too :) Great post!

Best,
Nicole D http://www.vantagepointvintage.com/blog/

Janine van Staden said...

oh this is really cool, i love this! :)

also, I would love to thank you for the comment on my blog! dearly appreciated!

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