Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Super Cute Jack O'Lanterns



I came across this adorable craft last week over at Ordinary Miracles of Life.....Happy Mamma's kiddos made the cuteset Jack o'Lanterns out of jars and I thought Cubby would enjoy this craft as well. Click HERE to see her post....All you need is:
1. a few clean jars......you know I love jars!! I have quite the little stash down in my craft room :)
2. Mod Podge...every well stocked crafty home should have this stuff!!
3. brushes
4. Orange tissue paper
5. Green acrylic paint
6. a little bit of black construction paper
7. scissors
8. tea light candles



Okay.....let's get busy. I was happy T. wanted to get in on the crafting :) You paint the Mod Podge all over the jar. Then you cut the tissue paper into strips about the size of the jar. Place the strips all the way around the jar covering it really well. Then put another coat of Mod Podge over the whole thing.




Cut your Jack o'Lantern face out of black construction paper. Happy Mama let hers dry before adding the Jack o'Lantern face...but I forgot that part and we added ours right away. Then put a little bit more Mod Podge over the black face pieces to seal them. This is when we let ours dry ALL THE WAY.....After they are dry add a bit of green craft paint around the top.



CindyLou is doing a great job too!



Look at how cuuuttte they turned out!!!!!!!! REALLY, ANYONE can do this!! They are THAT easy. I just loved that my older two sat and made one too.....just like the old days....it warmed my heart.

10 comments:

marzipanmom said...

Those are really cute!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I saw those on A soft place to land last week and made a mental note that went right out the window until I saw this!

happy mama said...

They turned out CUTE! I also found these cute ones here yesterday:

http://www.ourbestbites.com/2009/10/crafty-in-kitchen-mason-jar-lanterns.html#

and now I want to make more:)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those make me smile--so quaint:)

Joy Beadworks said...

I kept trying to re-create these in my head. I thought the modge podge went on the inside... Thanks for the great tutorial. I'll have this project ready for the kids this weekend.

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are delightful!

GerberaGirl said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

mom of 4 boys! said...

those are adorable!

Cat Burns said...

These are so cute! We are going to make them with Colleen's class for her Halloween party. Thanks for sharing :)

Denise @ Life on Stepping Stone Lane said...

Very cute!