Hello! Its Suzanne, Rebecca’s Momma, and I am here to share a quick and cute kitchen decoration for Halloween. For this project, I have a mason jar (actually, its recycled from pasta sauce), some wooden kitchen spoons, google eyes, paint and paint brushes, decorative paper, ribbon and some twine.
The first thing I did was cut a little off the end of two of the kitchen spoons, so they would sit at different heights once they were in the jar.
Next, I painted the top and the bottom of the mason jar black. I planned to cover the middle with the decorative paper, so there was no need to paint it. If you use regular acrylic craft paint like I did, it will take many coats to cover the glass. Chalk paint would be a much better choice, but I did not have any on hand and have committed to using only things that I have in my stash.
Between coats of paint on the mason jar, I painted the kitchen spoons – one orange, one green and one white. I added the tiniest bit of brown paint around the edges to soften them up a little and decided what kind of faces I wanted on my spoons. I went with quite simple ones, because I have little drawing talent, and penciled them in first to be sure I got them proportional. The orange one got a pumpkin face (of course), the green one got Frankie’s and the white one got some big round ghostly eyes. After penciling the faces on, I used a black sharpie marker to fill in and darken everything up. The sharpie marker is much easier to control than a paint brush in such small areas.
Finally, the mason jar was completely covered and dry, so I could move on to decorating it. I started by adding a little twine around the top, over the threads, and tying a small bow. I then used some hot glue to cover the center portion of the jar with the decorative paper, a strip of burlap ribbon and some orange ribbon. Once I had the orange ribbon knotted on, I thought the bow was too much, so I just glued the ends of the jute to the back.
I added some rocks into the jar for stability and put my spoons in. They looked a little lost in the neck of the jar, so I took some more burlap ribbon and made a ruffle to fill in the opening. Since this was wire ended ribbon, all I had to do was pull out the wire on one side and gather the ribbon up on the wire on the other side. I twisted the ends of the wire together and put the ruffle into the jar. There was no need to even glue it into place.
I decided Frankie and the ghost needed some google eyes, so I glued those on and glued some on the outside of the jar as well. To be honest, I am not sure I love the eyes all over the outside of the jar, but after I glued the first set on, I was committed to them and just kept going! Finally, I found a little Happy Halloween sticker in my stash - I stuck it to a small piece of burlap and tied it on like a tag.
This little guy now sits on top of the microwave oven, adding a little festive Halloween touch to the kitchen! Happy Halloween!
I am a 26-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!