Fluid Art l Halloween Eye Candy Jar

Fluid Art l Halloween Eye Candy Jar

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 17th 2020

Make a spooky eyes Halloween candy jar using DecoArt® Glass Paint™.


    • painter's tape
    • baby wipes
    • small liner brush
    • freezer paper
    • embroidery needle
    • makeup sponge
    • rubbing alcohol
    • small round paintbrush
    • 3/4" oval paintbrush
    • lidded glass jar


    1. Make sure the lidded jar is clean and free of oil and dirt. If needed, clean the jar and lid with rubbing alcohol and let dry completely.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Spread out the freezer paper, shiny side up, and tape down to the work surface with painter's tape. Pour White onto the surface in several circles of varying size.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Spread out the paint with the handle end of a paintbrush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Pour a small puddle of Fuchsia onto the covered work surface and dip a pin or needle into it.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Drag the needle tip through the White circles from the outer edge toward the center.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. This process will give the look of veins.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Pour Blue into the center of the eye shape. Add Fuchsia on top. (See photo.)
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Swirl the paints together with the pin/needle to give an iris effect.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Pour Black into the center for the pupil of the eye. Add drops of White to create a light reflection effect in the eye.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Repeat steps with different color combinations of Glass Paint: Orange, Yellow, Soft Violet, Pink, Red, Mint, Green, and Sky Blue.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Allow eyes to dry completely. (Approximately 24 hours.) Peel off the eyes from freezer paper. If eye does not pull off cleanly, allow to dry more.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Stick the eye shapes onto the outside of the glass jar.
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Move around until you get the desired composition.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. If the eyes do not stick, use Black as a glue by painting it onto the back side of eye shapes and sticking them back onto the glass surface. Clean up edges and surrounding glass with a baby wipe.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Mask off around the eyes with painter's tape.
    30. Instruction #15
    31. With a makeup sponge, dab on Black onto the entire outside surface of the jar, excluding the masked area of the eyes.
    32. Instruction #16
    33. Dab Black onto the lid as well.
    34. Instruction #17
    35. Allow to dry.
    36. Instruction #18
    37. Once dry, use a soft oval brush and Black to paint over the dabbed areas. If the jar has a knob, paint on a spider.
    38. Instruction #19
    39. Remove the painter's tape before the paint dries.
    40. Instruction #20
    41. Allow to dry. If needed, paint another coat. Allow to dry completely.
    42. Instruction #21
    43. On the outside of the jar, in the area where the glass is clear, dab on a 2:1 mix of Yellow and Mint. Allow to dry.
    44. Instruction #22
    45. Add eyes to the spider with White and a liner brush.
    46. Instruction #23
    47. Using Red, add a scary marking to the spider. Let dry completely.
    48. Instruction #24
    49. Once dry, sketch on the word "TREATS" with a white colored pencil. (You can free-hand this design or use the pattern provided.) Paint over the sketch with White, using a small liner brush. Let dry.
    50. Instruction #25
    51. Allow to cure for four days before use. To make dishwasher safe, follow instructions on the glass paint bottles.
    52. Instruction #26


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