Jack O' Lantern Canning Jar

Jack O' Lantern Canning Jar

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 16th 2014

A battery-operated tealight turns a painted jar into a unique jack-o'-lantern.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • rubbing alcohol
    • scissors
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • cosmetic sponge
    • craft knife
    • smooth quart-sized Ball® jar
    • Contac® paper or wide painter's tape
    • battery-operated tealight



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Clean the jar with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry completely before painting.
    2. Cut the eye, nose, and mouth shapes of your choice from Contac paper or wide painter's tape. Position and press them onto the jar.
    3. Use a cosmetic sponge to dab Bright Orange over the entire jar. Repeat for complete coverage.
    4. Use a craft knife to run around the edges of the plastic shapes. Carefully lift and remove the shapes.
    5. Use a 3/4" flat brush and Festive Green to paint the jar lid.
    6. Insert the battery-operated tealight.