Monday, October 6, 2014

Jack O'Lantern Jars

Hi Crafty Friends!

I love to decorate for the fall holidays and Jack O' Lanterns are one of my favorite decorations.  I made these Jack O' Lanterns with canning jars.  It's so easy to do with etchall® etching creme!  These jars look great sitting on my window sill filled with tinted water. 

They also make great party glasses with orange punch or soda.  You can make different faces on each one so your guests will remember which one is theirs!

Or, fill them up with candy corn or other treats and give them to your neighbors!  Add tea lights and set them on your porch (use the battery-powered ones for safety).  You can even darken the etched area with permanent marker for another look. 

To make these jars, you'll need some etchall® etching creme.  Then, you'll need some sticky paper to mask your jar so it will only be etched where you want it to be.

I didn't have any etchmask with which to create the design, so I tried a few other sticky papers that I had around the house like masking tape, address label stickers and shelf liner. Shelf liner worked the best.  The grid on the back of the liner helps in drawing the design.  But, for jack o' lantern faces, you don't have to be too symmetrical!

I cut or punched out the features for my jack o' lanterns and stuck the paper on the jar making sure it was sealed down to the jar around the cut-outs.  Then, I masked off the area around the design and applied the etchall® etching creme.

Fifteen minutes later, I scraped off the creme and put it back in the jar (it's re-usable!!).  I rinsed the jar, removed the mask and - voila! - it's ready to go!  Add some ribbon, rick rack or twine with beads or charms for jaunty jack o' lantern jars!

If you are excited about etching your own jars, follow the etchall® link on my sidebar and tell them that I referred you!  (Since I'm an ambassador, I get a small percentage of the sale.)

Hope you will #cre8time for crafting!