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DIY Jack-O-Lantern Mason Jar Candle Holders

DIY Jack-o-Lantern Mason Jar Candle Holders

It’s not too late to start your Halloween crafting, and if you’re like me, you’re probably looking for something simple to make with the kids. While I loved to make elaborate crafts before I had kids, I now only try and make things that they can be a part of at least 90% of the process. When I was walking around Michael’s last night getting supplies for my son’s school reading project, I stumbled across a table set-up to inspire making these adorable “jack-o-lantern mason jar” candle holders. While I wish that I could take all the credit for the creativity – I have to give it to the talented employees at our local Michael’s store.

Supplies needed to make the candle holders

Orange tinted mason jar cups from Michael's

Drawing a jack-o-lantern on a mason jar

There are two ways to make the mason jars orange. You can purchase the orange tinted mason jar cups at Michael’s which are about $4 each or you can purchase a clear mason jar for about $1 and tint it yourself. If you haven’t tinted a mason jar before…it is easy. Just follow the instructions in the video below:

I took the easy route and spent the extra money to purchase the already tinted mason jars. The only other supplies needed is a black paint pen and votive candles. I set my kids up at our art table and let them express their creativity while making their favorite jack-o-lantern on the front of the glass mason jar.

The finished Halloween themed candle holders

Decorate the jack-o-lantern candle holders with spider webs

Once the paint had dried, we placed a candle in the candle holder and set it up on our table near the front door. It is a spooktacular addition to our Halloween decorations and was so fun to make with my children.

The jack-o-lantern mason jar candle holders glowing at night

Fun jack-o-lantern mason jar candle holders on Halloween Night

Jack-o-lantern mason jars glowing at night

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