Add a cute painted glass pumpkin jar to your Halloween Decor. A simple DIY craft tutorial idea that will be the talk of your Halloween Party.
This cute glass painted pumpkin jar has really got me thinking and reminiscing about Halloweens past. Halloween really is one of my very favorite holidays, but I have never really been big on decorating for the holiday. Sure, I would do the obligatory carved Jack O’Lantern, but I never did a lot besides that. This year, I have really gotten into the Halloween spirit and I can’t stop making fun projects and Halloween decor to put in my home. In fact, I have a plan for an entire Halloween themed mantle that I will be sharing soon.
You can get started on your Halloween decorations with this fun pumpkin jar too! He really is pretty simple to make and you don’t need that many supplies.
Supplies Used: Links are to similar items that can be found online for your convenience.
- 32 oz. Glass Storage Jar
- Black Gallery Glass Window Color
- Orange Gallery Glass Window Color
- Foam Brush
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How to Make a Painted Glass Pumpkin Jar
Start with a pretty big squirt of the orange Gallary Glass on the jar. Then paint it on with a foam brush. You want to keep the paint pretty thick while keeping the jar pretty evenly coated.
When the paint dries you will still be able to see the brush strokes and that is okay. I kind of like the streaks and think that it adds to the pumpkin look. Paint the entire jar with up and down strokes so the paint streaks are all going in the same way.
Look at how pretty the jar is when that Gallary Glass is dry. The paint becomes this gorgeous orange translucent color.
The next step is to add the Jack O’Lantern face. I drew the Jack O’Lantern face on a Post-it note.
BUT, I drew it on the back side of the note so that it would stick to the inside of the jar and I could still see the face. That is now my pattern for the face.
I used the Black Gallery Glass and colored in the eyes, nose, and mouth following the pattern from the sketch on the post-it note. The Black Gallery Glass goes on gray, but when it dries it is a very nice dark black. Perfect for a pumpkin face!
When he was all dry I took some twine and wrapped it around the top of the jar several times, strung on a couple small paper leaves, and tied it all into a cute bow.
I am totally in love with this cute face!!
Now that you have made him do you want so fun ideas on how to use him? I have a couple ideas in the video below. I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel and then share with your friends. I am pretty sure if you do, you will get 50% more Halloween candy when you go trick or treating! It’s a karma thing. 🙂
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