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Polka Dot and Striped Halloween Mason Jars

Mason jars are probably the easiest base to use for crafting because they are so versatile and the beauty of them is, you can repurpose any jar you have. 

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Polka Dot and Striped Halloween Mason Jars 

Halloween Mason Jars painted stripes and polka dots from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

If you know me you know I have a thing for polka dots.  The dots and I are real tight.

I have polka dot pajama pants (and I shared a video on Instagram about getting caught in them by a neighbor), polka dot slippers, and I'm considering buying some polka dot shoes (these are just the cutest).  

It's a bit of an obsession and I think I'll blame my mother for it - she was Polish and used to polka dance and since I'm not much of a dancer (hide the children if I ever dance in front of you-they'll have nightmares) I have subconsciously chosen the second best polka there is that being in the form of a dot.  

That's my theory and I'm sticking to it.  

Polka Dot and Striped Halloween Mason Jars

Super cute and crafty easy DIY - polka dot mason jars and striped mason jars perfect for Halloween. Not scary at all and a great kids craft!
Print How-To
15 mins
Total Time:15 mins

Equipment

  • Craft brushes and a stipler sponge plus hot glue if adding a small banner.

Supplies

Instructions

  • For the striped jar I used Frog Tape in a smaller width to mark where
    I wanted the lines but I didn't snug it up tight enough (I didn't want to pull
    the white paint below off) and I had some leakage but it's not too noticeable
    especially if I turn the jar just right.
  • I had a lot of fun decorating the Mason Jars.  I used a BOO banner from
    the scrapbooking department of a local craft store for the vase jar and
    placed an inexpensive bunch of faux flowers inside.
  • For the striped mason jar, I wrapped a battery-operated tea light with washi tape and placed a painted papier-mache pumpkin on the top. I carved out the bottom of the pumpkin using an X-Acto knife to allow for the candlelight to show through.
  • I also had some fun making a pompom spider with a 4.8 cm pompom maker maker and adding black chenille stems for the legs.  I also glued some glow-in-the-dark googly eyes onto his little head and placed him atop the orange mason jar with black polka dots.
Author: Mary Beth

Supplies:

Mason Jars or repurposed jars - if you are repurposing jars you can find out here how to totally and easily remove the labels and the residue from them

Frog Tape for the stripes

Craft Paint

Optional: Googly-eyed spider, tealights, and small Halloween Banner

Sponge Stippler Set, (3) ¼", (4) ¾", (3) 1, ¼", 10/pkg

Craft paintbrushes and a stipler sponge similar to the one in the pic above

Halloween Polka Dot Mason Jar vase from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

I made these mason jars the same way I painted my crazy spring polka dot jars (you can find the full tutorial here).  

For the striped jar I used Frog Tape in a smaller width to mark where I wanted the lines but I didn't snug it up tight enough (I didn't want to pull the white paint below off) and I had some leakage but it's not too noticeable especially if I turn the jar just right.

Boo
Striped Halloween Mason Jar

I had a lot of fun decorating the Mason Jars.  I used a BOO banner from the scrapbooking department for the vase jar and placed an inexpensive bunch of faux flowers inside.

For the striped mason jar, I wrapped a battery-operated tea light with washi tape and placed a painted papier-mache pumpkin on the top.

I carved out the bottom of the pumpkin to allow for the candlelight to show through.

Spider

I also had some fun making a pompom spider, gluing some glow-in-the-dark googly eyes onto his little head and placed him atop the orange mason jar with black polka dots.

If you like googly-eyed critters I have a tutorial and video here for BIG glittery spiders made with items from the Dollar Tree- cute, cheap, and scary!

Pumpkin on head

My youngest son had some fun placing a papier mache pumpkin on top of the spider.... 

Spider Close Up

I love his totally adorable look that says, "what's happening!?!".  He looks so cute! 

Halloween Mason Jars

And there you have it - a set of DIY Polka Dot and Striped Halloween Mason Jars.

If something a bit more blingy is your style, I also have a tutorial on a gold gilded mason jar that you can see here.

Pin it now save it for later in orange and green

Perfect for Halloween decorating - Polka Dot Mason Jars from cupcakesandcrinoline.com
Signature Honey Script 09 29 2015

 

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17 Comments

  1. I too love polka dots.. these came out so cute and cutting out the bottom and adding a tea light is just perfect!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Tammy!

  2. Oh my gosh, so so so cute. I am loving all the jars and the pom pom spider too!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Malia! The spider is my favorite - he's staring at me right now. 😉

  3. Michelle from Weekend Craft says:

    Love this! What a gorgeous display for a sofa table or a mantel. My mom is Polish too! I'm not much of a dancer either I'd much rather a polka dot too 😉

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Michelle! Yay to Polish moms 🙂

  4. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    Mary Beth... your vignette just exudes happiness!! Seriously... I've got a grin on my face. 🙂 Pinning so I can "do" these, too!! [hugs]

  5. I love your polka dot theory, makes perfect sense. These jars are too cute, I like adding fun and not so spooky stuff to my Halloween decot.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Sarah! I think my polka dot theory is a game changer 😉

  6. Steph @ The Silly Pearl says:

    These are adorable, Mary Beth! I love them all!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Steph!

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