I can't believe we've passed the 200 MARK!!
You will need:
5 glass jars of varying sizes (I think the varying sizes make it more interesting)
Some orange tissue paper (If you are anything like me.....you save tissue paper from EVERY gift you get but,.......NOT ORANGE! But luckily this was only $1 buck at Walmart)
Mod podge (Yes, I've had that bottle awhile.....no matter how much I use it, it never runs out!)
Paint Mod Podge, a section at a time, onto the outside of the jar. lay down a strip of paper and smooth it down well. Then, move onto the next section. Don't worry if it's a little wrinkly, it doesn't show once it's dry.
I loved the way she overlapped the strips of paper to make it look more pumpkin-y (is that a word?)
Keep going till you get the jar covered. Then, work on cutting out the faces for them. You can click here and here to download a template of the faces I used and size them according to the sizes of your jars.
Glue the faces on and paint the tops with some pretty green paint and then brush on a coat or 2 of Mod Podge (I used glossy so it looks shiny like it's part of the jar :)
I ended up having to use vinyl for the faces since i didn't have any black paper on hand and I didn't feel like running out just to get paper.
Let them cure for 24 hours and.....
(in my office)
(in the sun)
(in the dark.....Ooooooooo scary)
Your very own glowing jack o'lanterns!!
So Cute!! My girls are LOVING these!!
They were easy to make, AND your older kiddos can help do them. I'm thinking about using some baby food jars and letting my girls make some tiny ones to show in their room.
You can even use candles or those neat (fake) tealights in these for a fun effect :)
Update: Check out Reinvented (love that blog!) for more fun candles re-purposing projects.