FUN/DIY/ Seasonal

Mason Jars- Glowing Monster Jars

**Thought I would re-post this now that it is getting close to Halloween!  This is actually one of my most popular posts on the blog, it does really well with search engines for some reason.  Let me know if you end up making these little monsters with your little monsters!

In this previous post, I told you about my love affair with mason jars.  Well, I’m still having the affair, and I said I would post about all the great things a mason jar can do, so here we go!
Here is a super cute idea for a Halloween craft using mason jars.  I have not made them yet, but I know the minute my daughters see them they will beg me to make them.  I found them here at Not So Idle Hands and they make me love my jars even more!

Crafts…I wouldn’t say I am a person who likes making crafts.  I think it is my impatience.  I like the idea of the craft, but I just want it to be done and do not really enjoy the process.  Still, I buckle down occasionally and just do it, mostly because I have 3 very crafty girls so it is a way to spend time with them, and I have found that being crafty is a frugal way to decorate my home, so that is also motivating.

These little light up monster jars get me a bit excited because I love anything that creates atmosphere, and I know these will. Maybe I can just start simple and make three of them representing my own three lovely, little monsters.  I think these would be fun in my sunroom at night, creating a spooky fun glow!

*update:  We made them today!  I used tissue paper that we had on hand which happened to be a goldish, coppery color.  They were really fun, my girls got really into it.  They look cute lit up with a tealight!

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  • Marian K. Anderson
    January 7, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    you can make luminarias at Christmas time- the same way. make stars in the tissue paper and set them outside along your side walk for a nice Christmas eve celebration of Jesus soming into the world as the true light.

  • Amy Bowman
    June 26, 2010 at 2:40 am

    you can get jars of all sizes at walmart.
    these monster jars are just jelly jars that we rinsed out and saved

  • Anonymous
    June 25, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    where do you get the larger canning jars, love the ice tea idea, what size are the monster jars made out of?

  • Anonymous
    February 20, 2010 at 11:17 am

    You have really great taste on catch article titles, even when you are not interested in this topic you push to read it

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