Lumiary Painted Mason Jar

luminary light candle stars paint project craft mason jarClean a mason jar and dry – then wipe with a clean cloth and rubbing alcohol. This is important for the preparation of the glass to make it accept the paint. Use star stickers (or any shape stickers) and apply to mason jar in a design or random. Try not to touch the glass with your fingers anymore then absolutely necessary, the oil from your fingers can make it so the paint won’t stick. Paint with a variety of colors as an all over design or put cap on mason jar and dip one end in one color paint and dry – then dip the other in paint and dry. If you paint the bottom first and then the top and dry with the mason jar right side up the top paint can drip in streaks over paint on the bottom.  It is best to use acrylic paint but you will need to seal this with polyurethane so a design painted by a child with finger paints would work as well – and would make a nice gift for a parent or grandparent.

 

Melted Snowman Ornament

486172_478438535532745_2041032508_nAt most craft and art stores this time of year they have fillable glass or PVC ornaments and this is a simple and elegant ornament for you and your children to make. Fill 1/7 way up with granulated sugar. For buttons and nose you can make them from polymer clay or buttons can be chocolate chips and nose can be a hot tamale candy or something similar. Make sure not to shake and cap it tightly. Hang from a tree and watch the faces of people who come to see it.

Halloween Wreath Ideas

 

Here are some great ideas to create a jaw dropping wreath everyone will be asking about. From gathering tulle on a wire circle, hot gluing ping pong balls together and topping off with moving plastic eyes, feathers and boas and Styrofoam eyes and attaching a series of orange, black and fall colored glass ornaments together to form a wreath. It will be a decoration to use many years to come to great visitors for the season and trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. What ideas have you come up with for decorating your house this Halloween? Send us some pictures and we will post the best.