Eight Great Glass Jar Halloween Crafts

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September 16, 2019

Eight Great Glass Jar Halloween Crafts

Whether you celebrate the Halloween season with tricks or treats, glass jars are a great blank canvas to create your next seasonal masterpiece.

Looking for a way to store your Halloween candy haul? Interested in creating one-of-a-kind Halloween jar decorations for your home? Read on for a round-up of DIY Halloween jar ideas to suit all tastes and levels of craftiness.

1. Halloween Candy Storage Jars

Halloween Candy Storage Jars

Looking for a decorative way to store your Halloween candy? Try this Halloween jar craft! This project from See Jane Blog adds fun letters and even a spooky spider to bring out the Halloween spirit.

Any jar, quart-size and up, could be used for this project, making it a great way to re-purpose any odd sizes you may have laying around. Otherwise, we recommend this 31 ounce Libbey Cylinder Jar as a good starting point.

2. Mini Treat Jars

Mini Halloween Treat Jars

Looking for treat storage on a smaller scale? These mini treat jars from Make It and Love It make great gifts for the Halloween season. Arrange several treat jars full of Halloween goodies on a tray for a fun centerpiece as well.

This project is perfect for anyone who has extra small jelly jars from canning season! If you’re a few short, these 4.5 ounce Libbey Vibe Jars, these 8 ounce apothecary jars, or these 8 ounce mason jars would also be a perfect choice.

3. Halloween Tea Light Jars

Halloween Tea Light Jars

Looking for another use for small glass jars? These Halloween Tea Light Jars from Plain Vanilla Mom are spooky and adorable! These little glass jars make a great canvas to transform into a Halloween monster. It’s a great project to do with kids, too!

If you are looking for a straight-sided jar similar to those used in the example, these 8 ounce apothecary jars would work well. But, don’t be afraid to experiment with a different style of jar for this craft! Try a 4.5 ounce country kitchen jar or a 4.5 ounce Libbey Vibe jar instead. Same small size perfect for tea lights, but a totally unique look!

4. Spider Web Votive Holder

Spider Web Votive Holder

These spider web votive holders from Chick Scratch NY are simple to make but spooky to behold! Wrapping white yarn around a glass jar creates an easy spider web effect. Finish it off with a couple of plastic spiders for the perfect creepy crawly look.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to the style of glass jar for this project. Any glass jar that is large enough to hold a candle would work. 

You could opt for this 4.5 ounce jar, which is a similar style to the original project. A 7.5 Libbey Cube Votive, an 11 ounce Libbey tapered square jar, or a 12 ounce Anchor Flared Square jar would also work well for larger candles. It’s squared-off edges would provide a twist on the original craft. A 6 ounce tureen jar would be a good choice as well.

5. Mummy Luminary Jars

Mummy Luminary Jars

These little Halloween luminary jars are more cute than creepy! Mod Podge Rocks provides step-by-step instructions on how to give plain glass jars that cute mummy look.

Almost any size jar will work for this craft. Ideally you would use a mix of sizes for each little mummy.

Try using a combination of 9 ounce, 16 ounce, 20 ounce, and 22 ounce straight-sided jars for a similar look to the original project. But don’t hesitate to use any jars you have left over from other projects as well!

6. Spooky Halloween Candle Holders

Halloween Candle Holders

If you are looking for Halloween luminary jars to bring out the scarier side of the holiday, these candle holders featuring old photo cut-outs from Cheltenham Road is the project for you. 

As with many of these Halloween glass jar crafts, many different types and sizes of glass jar would work well for this project. It will be easier to stick the photographs to a smooth-sided jar, so stay away from anything too rough or with too many corners. Depending on the size you’re looking for, this 7.5 ounce jar, this 8.5 ounce jar, this 16 ounce jar could be a good fit. For larger candle holders, try this 20 ounce or 22 ounce jar.

7. Creepy Specimen Jars

Halloween Specimen Jars

For an especially creepy Halloween jar craft, try one of these DIY specimen jars. This tutorial uses large oddities within the glass jars, but the same craft could be done on a smaller scale with mini items and smaller jars.

If you like the look of this craft using larger jars, this apothecary storage jar or this Libbey Lucida storage jar should suit the look. Try using a large flat glass lid for a similar look to the original project. This craft looks best when using different sizes and styles of jars. 

For smaller jars, try either this 16 ounce Anchor Country Comfort apothecary jar or this 22 ounce Libbey classic apothecary jar for smaller yet sinister specimens.

8. Ghosts in a Jar

Ghosts in a Jar

For a specimen jar craft that isn’t as creepy, try this cute ghosts in a jar craft from Landeelu. This craft is simple, which leaves plenty of opportunity to make it your own! Try adding other decorations to the jar or accessories on to your ghosts to make them extra cute or extra scary.

This craft is a great way to use up leftover canning jars, as any straight-sided jar should do the trick. Try creating the same craft with different sizes of glass jar to create a tiny gang of ghosts. If you’re looking for a simple jar to get started with, try this 31 ounce apothecary jar.

Whether you’re looking to fill your home with creepy or cute this fall, glass jar Halloween crafts are a great way to celebrate the season! 

Looking for other ways to use glass jars around your home? Embrace the sights and scents of fall by crafting a candle with one of these classic fall candle scents.

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