Candles are a fun way to decorate the inside and outside of your house for Halloween. You can make your own Halloween decorations using glass jars and a little creativity. Add a spooky ghost, or witch on a broomstick to the mason jar to create a Halloween mason jar candle that will add just the right touch of spookiness to your decor.
Supplies Needed to Make a Flaming Glass Jar Halloween Candle:
Any clean glass jar. This can be a mason jar, food jar, or jelly jar that has been thoroughly cleaned and dried.
Instructions for making a Glass Jar Halloween Candle
Paint the inside of the jar orange. You can do this easily by mixing a little bit of mod podge and food coloring in the jar. Mix it right in the jar and then swirl it around to cover the inside of the jar. Let dry overnight.
Rip of pieces of masking tape (varying the length and width of each piece) and attach to the outside of the jar. You’re trying to make it look like flames. Place the tape along the bottom half of the jar, with the masking tape placed vertically to resemble the flames.
Paint the outside of the jar with black spray paint. Let dry.
Remove the masking tape.
Insert a battery-operated tea light, or candle, into the jar and you now have a candle that has the black and orange colors of Halloween, plus it looks like flames. Very cool!
You can also add some ribbon to the top of the jar, or any additional design elements that you think jazz it up a bit. I’ve outlined the basic steps, but you can get really creative with this one.
Here are a few pictures to show you how easy it is to make this flaming Halloween candle.
Add masking tape to candle to make it look like flames.
Paint with black spray paint.
Finished Halloween candle!
Here is a video from expertvillage that shows you all of details for how to make these great candles.
Here are a few more of my favorite Halloween candle ideas.
Halloween jar lanterns photo courtesy of frykitty on Flickr.
DIY mummy candles photo courtesy of Cy-V on Flickr.
Image of bat candle courtesy of slgckgc via Flickr.
Light up your walkway this Halloween with cute Halloween luminaries made with milk jugs. This is a fun Halloween craft for kids. With recycled milk jugs and a little creativity, these outdoor decorations are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holiday.
On the back of the milk jug, right underneath the handle, cut out a hole to insert the tea light.
Turn on the electric tea light and insert into milk jug.
The face, or decoration, on the milk jug can be any design. So kids can get creative and design a black cat, a jack-o-lantern face, or any Halloween picture they like. Just be sure to use an electric tea light for this project, as a real candle would certainly be a fire hazard.
Happy crafting and Happy Halloween!
Video Tutorial for Milk Jug Craft
This video by BunnieClaire walks you through all of the steps for creating these Halloween decorations.
It won’t be long before little trick or treaters will be ringing my doorbell. To help get in the spirit and give my house a festive Halloween decor, I think I’ll start working on this adorable Hoot Owl Cross Stitch Pattern.
I like this pattern because it has all of the typical fall colors, so I can keep it up for Halloween and Thanksgiving. This design isn’t too difficult, yet it has enough detailing to make it fun and interesting. I think I should be able to get it done pretty quickly and have it on display in a few weeks. It’s a good project to take on the road too, since there are plenty of blocks of colors that I can do while waiting in the car for my kids at school.
Here are a few more of my favorite Halloween craft ideas: