My daughter loves helping Laurie and I when we are working on projects for our blog. (I have a feeling someday we will need to change our blog name to Two and a Half Sisters Crafting.) She’s only five years old, so help is a loose term, but whenever we can, we let her lend a hand.
When we started thinking about Halloween projects, Laurie had a great idea for these DIY Mason Jar Halloween Decorations and my daughter could not have been more excited to help – especially when she saw the spooky black spiders and funny googly eyes.
This is a fun and easy Halloween craft project and we have all the directions you’ll need right
Project Supplies that you will need:
–Ball Mason Jars
–Krylon 8830 ‘Dual’ Flat White Paint and Primer (White)
–Krylon 8801 ‘Dual’ Paint and Primer (Black)
–Plastic Halloween Spiders
–Mixed Wiggle Googly Eyes
–Aleene’s Original ‘Tacky’ Glue
–Hot Glue Gun (optional)
–Detail Paint Brush Set (optional)
How to make a Creepy Spider Mason Jar Party Table Decoration
The first step is to paint a Mason Jar white. We used a pint sized Mason Jar and gave the outside a light coating of Krylon ColorMaster Paint+Primer in White Statin. If you don’t have any spray paint, you could use regular white craft paint but you might need to add a second coat to get the Mason Jar 100% covered with paint.
Next, we randomly glued the black plastic spiders (you can find them in most Craft and Party Stores during the Halloween season or they have them on Amazon) to the Mason Jar. The quickest way to attach the spiders is with a glue gun. Since we had our young helper, we used Tacky Glue instead. Tacky Glue is thick and sticky and most importantly dries clear. We added a big blob of the glue to the back of the spider’s body and pressed it onto the jar. You might need to flatten out the plastic spiders a bit before you start the gluing process to get them to lie flat on the jar. Once you have glued on the perfect number of spiders, let the jar dry overnight. Finally, we added a colorful Halloween ribbon and our Creepy Spider Mason Jar Party Table Decoration was ready for the dessert table!
How to make a Spooky Eyes Mason Jar Party Decoration
For this Spooky Eyes version of the Halloween Party Table Decorations we painted the Mason Jar black using Krylon ColorMaster Paint+Primer in Flat Black. We only needed one coat of the black spray paint and it dried super quickly. Again, you could use regular black craft paint.
Once the paint was completely dry, we got ready to add the googly eyes. We found an assortment of these plastic googly eyes in various sizes on Amazon at a reasonable price, but we’ve also seen these at our local craft stores. To attach the eyes, we used a paint brush to spread on a thin layer of Tacky Glue to a 2” square area. Then we randomly applied the eyes to the glue. We added another patch of glue and added more eyes. Do this again and again until the entire Mason Jar is filled with eyes. Don’t worry about the glue showing between the eyes, the Tacky Glue will dry clear. We let the jar dry overnight and then added a pretty Halloween ribbon. Super easy and super fun!
This is a really fun project and a great Halloween craft to do with your kids. And these adorable Halloween Party Table Decorations will look amazing on your Halloween Party food table! You can fill them with utensils and straws, as we have done here, or maybe licorice vines, pretzel rods, Tootsie Pops or even some extra Halloween Candy! Happy Crafting and we hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
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