It is time for Halloween decor again and I am so excited. I love to make spooky and cute crafts and decor for this time of year. Today I am going to show how to create some fun painted Halloween Mason Jars using hot glue as part of the design.
Painted Halloween Mason Jars
These painted Halloween Mason Jars are just creepy enough to sit next to my Skeleton Wine Glasses that I made last year. I love Halloween decor but I like the more realistic decorations as opposed to the cutsie.
Let’s get started with this tutorial!
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Mason Jars – I used 2 different sizes and the lids
Drawer pull knobs
Print the free printable in the size you need.
Cut around the words.
This was the hardest part for me. Use scotch tape to tape the words inside the jars where you want your “labels” to be.
Heat the glue gun. When it is ready use the words as a guide and place hot glue over each letter and the objects.
Remove the guides.
Gather the mason jar lids and the drawer pull knobs and the E6000 adhesive. I used drawer pulls that I removed from other projects or that we had left over in the garage.
Adhere the drawer pulls to the center of the tops of the lids. I just eye-balled them to center them. It doesn’t matter if they are a little off-center.
Spray paint the jars and the lids black. I gave the jars 2 coats upside down and coat right side up. The lids needed a little more care. I gave them one coat to cover then had to go back and touch them up several times underneath the knobs.
Add the dry brush painting to make the jars and lids look old and used.
I stared with the light gray paint and a dry brush. I used a larger flat brush and it turned out great. The key to dry brushing is to add paint to the brush then wipe a lot of it off. Start on the bottom or the back of the jar to get the hang of it. Using a very light tough brush the gray paint over the black. I wanted to highlight the letters too so I brushed the tops of them.
You can see on the Bat Wings jar I was a little heavy handed. But it’s okay. Continue by using this same technique with the copper paint and the gold paint. As you layer the colors it increases the depth.
I did the lids at the same time so they would match the jars.
I love this look.
Attach the lids and add these awesome Halloween Mason Jars to your spooky decor.
I think they are a bit Harry Potter inspired which is fun too. I hope you like these fun mason jars. Be sure to check out all of the other Halloween Mason Jar projects from my blogging friends!