Oct 222011
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I have to say one of the things I find myself excited about as Baby C. gets older is the upcoming years of doing crafts together.  I loved crafts when I was a kid, and I love them now, but having a little one to do them with not only will add to the enjoyment but will also force me to not make excuses about “not having enough time” and just go do them.

I wanted to share this one with you sooner than Monday; since Halloween is right around the corner I thought if you were interested in making it yourself, then at least you would have this weekend to do it.

I’ve been trying to think of things to do with baby food jars since we have an unending supply around here.  So I thought that little luminary jars would be really cute – and they are!

Baby Jar Crafts: Halloween Luminary

For this craft you’ll need:

Acrylic Paint in Halloween colors (orange, black, white, green, etc.)
Small sponge brushes
Stage 2 or higher clean baby food jars with labels removed
Masking tape (and/or small letter & shape stickers, if desired)

Using masking tape (or stickers) add a letter or image to each baby food jar.  I decided for my first set to spell the word “Boo” using three jars.  I wanted to make them semi-uniform so I put a couple strips of masking tape together on one jar, drew the word “Boo”, cut out each individual letters and then placed one letter on each jar.

Then, using a sponge brush, I painted the jars with a coat of orange paint, painting over the masking tape letters.  After they dry, carefully peel the masking tape off to reveal the letters.  Originally I had planned to leave them like that but the candle flame was directly in the unpainted areas and obscured the phrase.  So I used the corner of a brush and filled in the space with white paint.

I dropped a votive into each jar and when they’re lit in the dark they look a little like this:

You can easily change these up for different occasions and holidays; I can see doing these at Christmas with Ho Ho Ho on them (two letters per jar).  There are lots of great baby jar crafts you can make!

What is your favorite Halloween craft?

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

  8 Responses to “Baby Jar Crafts: Easy DIY Halloween Luminaries”

  1. how fun is this, awesome!!! i am a new follower from the follow fest!

  2. This is so cute! I am going to to pin this to pinterest :)

    Newly following from the Fall Fest hop. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to reading more from you!


  3. So cute!!! Found you through the followers fest. Great craft!

  4. Happy Blog hopping! Cute craft :)

  5. These are too cute!

    Hopping over from the followfest :)


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