Who's in the mood for some Halloween Mason Jar Lid ornaments?
I know I sure am!
These stemmed off from the idea of my Snowman Mason Jar Lid ornaments you see below:
Here's how I made them in case you want to give it a go.
|If you don't have any on hand, here's how they look in boxes at Walmart.|
I started out with a bunch of plain ole, used, metal Mason Jar lids in two sizes of
Regular: 2 2/4"
Wide Mouth: 3 3/4"
|Some were new and shiny, some old and rusty. It doesn't matter to me.|
And I spray painted them a base color in various shades of green and maroon that I had on hand.
For the Fall ones I was doing today, I stuck with the Satin Green.
The white was used for speckling (snow) only because it's a cheaper can and doesn't cover good.
Here are the Rustoleum and Valspar that cover great in one coat:
After they dry, they are a flat, softer color. Then we're ready to get started painting with craft paint.
My favorite brand is Folk Art but I do have a lot of Apple Barrel on hand too.
I just kinda looked at some magazines I had on hand to get ideas of decorations for the pumpkins.
And then just free handed the rest. Any fall or Halloween themed ideas would work great on these!
After letting all the paint dry for a bit, I decided to start adding the wire hangers.
I happened to have a metal punch on hand, but you can easily use a hammer and a nail to punch a hole in each side for a wire.
Then I took some homespun pieces I had laying around, in as close a match as possible and just tied them on.
And here they are all ready to go in my co-op and my ebay shop.
|On this pumpkin, I used Elmers Glue underneath a quick off white color to give the almost crackle look.|
Happy Crafting Ya'll,