Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Craft: Painted Jar Lanterns

Time for some more colorful Halloween decor.......this time in the form of lanterns!

Painted Halloween Jar Lanterns

I could have written a tutorial for these, but I figured that the internet is already overloaded with tutorials of this kind :)  You can find a pretty good one HERE.

  All I did here was paint the outside of some recycled food jars with one layer of acrylic craft paint.  Then I painted a design on top of that in black paint or, in the case of the owl jar, scratched through the paint to make a design.   I sealed the paint with a coat of modge podge and that was it... not much to it!

Painted Halloween Jar Lanterns

My favorite thing about these (other than their total affordability) is the fact that they are versatile.  They look cool in the day time with no illumination and work great at night with tea light candles inside to make them glow.  Perfect :)

Painted Halloween Jar Lanterns
Painted Halloween Jar Lanterns
Painted Halloween Jar Lanterns
Painted Halloween Jar Lanterns

6 comments:

  1. I love the color choice ...really standing out beautifully and "spooky" a little:)

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  2. I adore these! How sweet for a kiddo to custom make one too!

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  3. These are such fun and you selected great colors!

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  4. Such a cute idea! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers link party! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-diyers-35.html

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