Halloween Monster Mason Jars

1Paint with translucent colored paint and black paint for the facial features and jar lid. Seal with polyurethane.

Happy New Year Memory Jar

mason_jar_memory_jar_with_monogramThis is a fantastic idea. Make a memory jar for the new year. As the days go on write little notes of things you are thankful for. Read these next year and treasure moments that you may have forgotten about. Jar can be made from a mason jar or any recycled jar from the kitchen.

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.

 

Glowstick Halloween Mason Jar Lights

 

*Clean mason jar *Paint inside of jar to make mouth, nose and eyes *Dry *Paint colored paint * Dry *Put glow stick inside for an eerie glow