Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Votive Jar Candles

The kids and I made these cute little guys last fall. They were so happy to see that I brought them back out to add to our fall decor.  This makes a great, easy Halloween craft for the kids.

Halloween Jar Votive Candles:

You'll want to start with some empty jars. I love Bonne Maman (and no, I'm not getting paid to say that.) The jam is delicious, has no high fructose corn syrup, and the labels soak off easily. We reuse these as jars for food storage, drinking glasses, and now crafts. :)

Cut some green, white and orange tissue paper into 1-2 inch squares.

Take some white school glue (such as Elmer's) on a disposable plastic plate and thin it with a little bit of water (or you can use mod podge if you want to be fancy.) Use a disposable foam brush to "paint" on the glue. Work in small areas and lay on the cut tissue squares as you go. Keep adding more glue, gently covering the tissue you have already laid as you go.

Add the facial features with cut pieces of black paper.

Dry. Light. Enjoy.

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  1. I love these!! We will be making these and I will be sharing this for sure!!


  2. So, so cute! I've been waiting for leaves to fall so we could cover some jars with leaves in the same fashion you described. But we'll have to try this, too!

  3. Cute idea,very cheerful. Would like to try these.

  4. Made these today! YAY! thanks for the inspiration.

    ~Melissa Placzek