Sunday, September 6, 2015

Halloween Mason Jar Light-Up Ghost

I just love Halloween for all the crafty possibilities it brings and what better way to celebrate and showcase Halloween than with a Craft Lightning Round!

I always love participating in this great crafty collaboration with other bloggers and I am so appreciative of the Hosts: Angie from the Country Chic Cottage and Carolina from 30 Minute Crafts. For this edition of Craft Lightning there is a guest host also, Jen Goode, from 100 Directions!

So be sure to check out all of the other great 15 minute Crafts on their blogs also!

I was at a local craft store recently and saw a display of some of those popular glass blocks with lights in them and it gave me the inspiration for my project...a Spooky Mason Jar Ghost that lights up!

I didn't know how to make the mini string lights work well with a Mason Jar in the past, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this gem at my local Hobby Lobby!

It's already set up to fit a mason jar perfectly and the batteries are hidden inside the round piece that attaches to the lid!

I was pleased at the amount of light this gadget gives off considering it's powered by only a couple of AAA Batteries!

I decided to make my ghost a "girlie" ghost by adding a pretty faux fall flower.
It gave her a little flair and didn't take away from her "spookiness" at all!

Here is a video showing the steps to make this project:

Here are the tools and supplies I used for this project:

Supplies/Tools List:

Ball Mason Jar, Large, 7"
Transform Mason Jar LED Light Insert, Loew Cornell
Plastic Wrap, Sunny Select Brand
Aleene's Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid*
Plaid Stiffy Fabric Stiffener*
Foam Paint Brush
Googly Eyes, Plastic, 25mm, Paste On, Darice
E6000 Adhesive
Aleene's Tacky Glue
ACE Premium Enamel Spray Paint, Antique White/Cooler Beige
Cheesecloth, Food Grade, 100% Cotton, Sew-Ology Brand
Black Felt
Faux Silk Flower, Orange
Latex or Nitrile Gloves
Empty Plastic Food Bowl

*(Note: You don't need both brands of Fabric Stiffener, but I decided to mix the two, because one was really thick and the other real thin and I happened to have both on hand)

Thanks so much for checking out my blog and be sure to click on the graphic below to see more great Halloween Crafts you can make in 15 minutes or less!

This project/post is linked-up to the following sites/link-up parties:
Across the Blvd


Angie Holden said...

I love this Lisa! Thanks for joining!

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you Angie!

Jen Goode said...

Super cute idea.. I love that it glows too! Thank you for sharing :D

Carolina said...

That LED Mason Jar doohickey is amazing! And the ghost is super cute!

Anonymous said...

I love how cute this is and it looks great in the dark too. All the cool mason jar accessories make crafting more fun. Thanks for introducing me to the lights. :)

Beverly @Across the Blvd said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the flower for the girl ghost, too! Thanks for such a great how to and thank you for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

Stuff-n-Such By Lisa said...

Thank-you for all the nice comments ladies & thank-you for visiting my blog! :)

Joanita1975 said...

This is such a cute idea, my daughter of 4 loves it!

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