• Jar Jack-o-lanterns

    by  • October 15, 2011 • Family, Home School • 5 Comments

    When I saw this idea combining three of my favorite things (canning jars, pumpkins, and Halloween), I knew we had to make jar jack-o-lanterns.

    jar jack-o-lantern set upI dug out a stash of not-acceptable-for-canning jars (ones without a brand name) and our acrylic paints.

    painting jar jack-o-lanternsjar jack-o-lanters dryingmaking faces on jar jack-o-lanterns

    Lil, her friend, and I each painted three jars in shades of orange. The girls played while I painted the top black and let them dry. About an hour later, we painted black faces over the orange.

    jar jack-o-lantern drying

    Lil lined up our jar jack-o-lanterns as the sun set. Tea light candles brought the scary and sweet faces to life.

    jar jackolanterns

    lit jar jack-o-lanternsjar jack-o-lantern light at night
    I love the rustic look and can’t wait to light our homemade luminaries on Beggar’s Night!

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    I live to eat and eat to live, planning every meal to include as much local and seasonal abundance as possible. I often wear purple and never refuse a drink.


    5 Responses to Jar Jack-o-lanterns

    1. October 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

      That’s great! And you don’t have to worry about a pumpkin rotting away on the front porch. Amazing! I might do that 😀

    2. Nikki
      October 17, 2011 at 9:48 am

      This is a wonderful idea! THanks for sharing!

    3. October 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      Allie, Jeff, and I made these this evening and they are so CUTE!! Thanks for the idea!

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