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Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Candy Jar/Luminaries

It appears that I have really neglected my blog... and the truth is I have but not without good reason. There have been many changes in my life and all of them good ones but it keeps me from spending time doing the things that I love doing.

I have many projects to share with you.... most of them are Dies Direct Design Team things but those will have to wait a little while longer. Today I am sharing a project that I did for my CCD/PSR students.

Halloween is just around the corner so I am sharing the Jack-O-Lantern Candy Jars that I made for the kids. These jars are re-purposed glass pint jars that I buy Mayonnaise in. I don't throw them away because I am also a gardener and I reuse those jars to can my vegetables in but for this project I sacrificed a few of my jars to craft with (and I needed the round smooth jars not purchased canning jars.) If you don't have any of these pint jars any round glass jar will work as long as you have a lid to fit the jar.

Supplies that are needed to make this project are:

1) Clean round glass jars with lids (if you don't have lids for the pint or quart jars see #2)
2) Lids purchased from the canning section of your local department store
3) Dark brown or black spray paint for the lids
4) Orange tissue paper
5) Black cardstock or black vinyl
6) Modge Podge Glue from your local crafting or department store
7) Sponge applicator or paint brush
8) Cricut with the "Pumpkin Carving Cartridge" (or if you choose you may hand cut the faces)
9) Raffia or other Ribbon to finish off the piece.
10) OPTIONAL: and I didn't have them so I omitted this - Wine corks for a stem
11) Battery Operated Flameless Tea Light Candles

My finished jars have a brand new candle in the bottom and then are filled with candy for the kids. When the candy is gone which should take about a heartbeat to happen they have a Halloween decoration for their room or that they can give mom as a gift.

The possibilities for these are endless because they can be made into Frankenstein, a Mummy, Dracula, a Witch or countless other Halloween characters.

These don't have to be limited to giving to a child either, adults love them as well. I am going to make a few more and line my sidewalk with them for Halloween night to welcome my Trick Or Treaters.... I just hope they leave them so that I can use them for the years ahead and that they don't steal them. A chance I am willing to take.

Happy Scrappin' and Crafting!


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