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Halloween Mason Jar

Gather your Mason Jars and paper mache boxes for a fun fall evening of painting jack-o-lanterns. Give your autumn decor a little extra touch of orange with this adorable pumpkin craft.

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At a Glance:

#6158 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Pure Orange, 2 oz. - 2903

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Bark Brown, 2 oz. - 2907

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Licorice, 2 oz. - 2934

Number Needed: 1 $1.89
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FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Paints - 14K Gold, 2 oz. - 2965

Number Needed: 1 $2.29
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Other Supplies

Lara’s Crafts Wall Box 203-22725, Lara’s Crafts Wood Oak & Maple Leaves 201-22808, Ball® Smooth Jar, Round paper mache box, Green twine, Scissors, Glass candlestick holder, Small birch rounds, Flat brush ½”, Liner brush #1, Foam applicator, Adhesive glue, Rubbing alcohol, Tape, Transfer paper, Water basin, Paper towels, Foam plates


  1. Wash Ball® jar with mild soap and water. Dry and wipe with rubbing alcohol to remove any leftover residue.
  2. Paint wall box with Pure Orange and paper mache box with Bark Brown.
  3. Mix equal parts of Bark Brown and Pure Orange. Apply to Ball® jar with foam applicator. Let dry and apply more coats if needed.
  4. Tape off a border along top of wall box. Paint top part of wall box and lid of paper mache box 14K Gold.
  5. Use liner brush to paint vertical lines around boxes and jar to create pumpkin effect.
  6. Transfer face patterns to surfaces and paint with Licorice.
  7. Create stems for pumpkins by gluing together three birch rounds. Glue to tops of pumpkins as shown.
  8. Glue oak and maple leaves to tops of pumpkins.
  9. Cut three lengths of green twine and glue around birch stems.
  10. Paint candlestick holder with Licorice. When dry, glue to bottom of paper mache pumpkin.

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Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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