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!
Here’s what you need for this project:
- Glass jars/Mason jars
- Painter’s tape
- Drop cloth
- Orange spray paint
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.
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.
I also stick tape around the inside rim of the jar so paint doesn’t get inside.
Set out a drop cloth. Spray paint the jars.
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.
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!
If you like spray painting, check out this old dresser I made over with some spray paint and new hardware:
One of my favorite painting projects to date is painting this old desk. It used to be my grandparents.
For another easy fun fall painting project, check out this DIY pumpkin pillow.