Jack-O-Lanterns aren’t the only way to illuminate your Halloween party. Decorate jars (right out of your frig) for custom candle holders. They’re so simple the kids can help! Remember holiday decorating doesn’t have to match the interior design of your home.
Use wide mouth jars like canning jars or mayo jars. Soak them in a pan of water to remove the labels. Gather scraps of tissue paper in Halloween colors. I love the black and white polka dots I found in my stash of wrapping paper.
All you need is Mod Podge and a paint brush.
- Tear tissue paper into random shapes and sizes
- Brush Mod Podge on a small area of the jar
- Stick paper to the wet spot, overlapping pieces as you go
- Apply another coat of MP
- Repeat until the entire jar is covered
- Allow jar to thoroughly dry before using. I used a hair dryer to speed up the process
To create a great display on a book shelf or mantle, group Halloween items together. Be sure to pay attention to texture, height and color.
I grouped 3 gourds (remember the odd number rule). Then added a trio of mini pumpkins and ghosts.
On the small shelf, I placed one of my trusty crows, a chenille pumpkin man and a little heart “upcycled” from an old quilt.
Balance is also very important when building a great display. On the lower shelf, I used a larger ceramic ghost, a couple of jack-be-little pumpkins and another crow.
Create a “spook-tacular” display with my deisplay tips. I would love to see how you decorate for Halloween. Send me photos!