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Make Halloween jack-o-lanterns from old glass jars

Hi guys! It’s Meg from GreenWith Decor. I’m happy to be back at The Kim Six Fix today!

Fall is popping up everywhere lately, and I am loving it. It’s one of my favorite seasons to decorate for, and I love when the air starts to get a bit cooler so I can break out my boots and scarves.

To get ready for fall, I have an easy, low-cost fall DIY to share today: make jack-o-lanterns from old glass jars!

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

Here’s what you need for this project:
  • Glass jars/Mason jars
  • Painter’s tape
  • Scissors
  • Drop cloth
  • Orange spray paint
  • Twine
I keep a lot of glass jars and bottles around here. Probably too many, if we’re being honest, but you never know when they’ll come in handy for a craft or DIY project.

These little pumpkins started as pickle jars.


  Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

Soak the jars in hot water to get the labels off without too much trouble.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

In order to make a face on the jars, you’ll have to use painter’s tape to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth of the jack-o-lantern.

Stick the tape on the jar.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

I also stick tape around the inside rim of the jar so paint doesn’t get inside.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

Set out a drop cloth. Spray paint the jars.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

I did one coat with the jar facing up and a second coat with the jar facing down so I could cover the bottom of the jar.

Let it dry. Take the painter’s tape off.

Twirl some twine around the top of the jar for a festive look, tucking the end of the twine underneath itself to hold it in place.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

These are fun to display by themselves or you can use them as silverware holders for a Halloween party. I put in some green straws – I love how it looks like the pumpkin stem!

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

If you like spray painting, check out this old dresser I made over with some spray paint and new hardware:
Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

One of my favorite painting projects to date is painting this old desk. It used to be my grandparents.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

For another easy fun fall painting project, check out this DIY pumpkin pillow.

Make these cute jack-o-lanterns from old pickle jars with some orange spray paint. What a fun Halloween craft!

Make Halloween jack-o-lanterns from old glass jars Reviewed by Meg - Green With Decor on 5:00 AM Rating: 5 Hi guys! It’s Meg from GreenWith Decor . I’m happy to be back at The Kim Six Fix today! Fall is...