Friday, September 24, 2010

Jack O Lantern Tealights

After reading Kasia's Jack O Lantern String Lights post on Dream Home I was inspired to use up some of my glass baby food jars to make something similar. Go check out her post...it's so cute!

Here are my Jack O Lantern Tealights!


I did things a little different than Kasia.
She used food coloring and mod podge to get her gorgeous stained glass appearance, but since I didn't have the food coloring I used orange acrylic paint mixed with the mod podge.


Here they are in all their black and orange glory!


The candlelight really brings out the brushstrokes in the paint and adds a nice touch, don't you think?


I added some raffia around the neck of a couple jars to see if I liked it and think that I will be adding it to the rest of the jars as well.

I love how they turned out and can't wait to put them around my house for halloween:)

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34 comments:

katskraps4kids said...

super cute!!! I am past the baby jars but I am thinking I can do these with the little 2 for $1 votive jars you can get at the dollar store...easy for the kids too! tfs this. =)

Carrie and Mike Groff said...

Hello! Stopping by from New Friend Fridays from The Trendy Treehouse. Now following your blog. Looking forward to connecting with you!

Carrie A Groff
http://livingahealthybeachlife.blogspot.com

Rachel Hauser said...

Oh, so cute and not scary. Great!

Sandra said...

These are so cute. I saw some awesome glass things at the thrift store but couldn't think what I would do with them so I didn't buy them. I'm going back to get them to do this. One question, do you paint the inside or the outside of the jars?

Thanks for linking up to "Get Your Halloween On".

Tammi said...

so cute! love them! I have a ton of baby food jars, I just might have to make some too!

What I Did Today said...

I'm totally gonna copy you! These are too stinkin' cute!!

Bella said...

These are cute, all mini and all, and I do love the paint streaks when lit, just makes it even better. Thanks again, for joining ** 6 weeks 2 Spook**,,, Bella :)

Paula said...

These are adorable - I added a pix and a link to my Halloween blog.Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho
http://bucketsofhalloweenideas.blogspot.com/

The Homespun Loft said...

great idea-- found you on a friday blog hop-please come and follow my blog too.

Cristie said...

They are so cute! Can't wait to try doing some for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Very cute! :)

Moo Moo's & Tutus Party Designs said...

I LOVE these lanterns...so creative!

I'd like to invite you to link it up with my "Open Haunted House" Linky Party on my blog, Moo Moo's & Tutus Party Designs.

Here's the link:
http://moomootutu.blogspot.com/2010/09/open-haunted-house-week-2.html

mary said...

Oh my goodness those are the most adorable things ever.

Stopping in to check out your blog,say hi and that I'm
Following from boost my blog friday.

Lolly Jane said...

super cute blog. what a clever idea to re-use jars!

new follower from sassy sites. hope you visit us sometime.

(: kelli & kristi

Cara said...

What a neat way to reuse some old baby jars! I've seen this idea using bigger jars, but I like the cuteness factor of the "mini" pumpkins from the baby jars. Bookmarking this idea!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Clearly October is just minutes away with all these Halloween crafts! :-)

Moo Moo's & Tutus Party Designs said...

Hi, Amy! Thanks for linking up today & for your sweet comments about my blog!

I am your newest follower as well!

P.S. I'm a Gilmore Girls fan too! Lorelai & Rory are just like my mom and me (only we wish we could be as witty & funny all the time) :)

Sassy Sites! said...

Thanks for joining us over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's fun to see everyone! Come on over tomorrow and sign up for our Spotlight Giveaway! We would love to have you!! xoxo

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Meg said...

Very cute! Almost makes me wish I had another baby so I could re-use baby food jars! (Almost). ;)

Poekitten said...

These are adorable! I don't have baby food jars but I do have some other small glass jars that I think will work. Thanks for the great idea. I stopped by from New Friend Friday.

Michelle said...

Seriously have the same idea and tutorial in process LOL great minds think alike- or just two smart moms trying to recycle! Love them!

KasiaJ said...

They look great! Thanks so much for linking back to me!

Suzanne said...

These are so cute -- especially when they are all lit up! Love them!

Ginger said...

Great way to re-purpose...too bad I didn't think of that before!? My son just moved up to table food about 2 months ago! Thanks for linking up to The Halloween Scene!

Jenn said...

Love these! Makes me wish I would have kept all of my daughter's baby food jars. Oh well, there's always next time! Bookmarking this one! Jenn @ ThisMommyLoves.com

Jen said...

Too cute! I'm going to see what I can find around the house since we're a few years past baby food!
jen @ messhalltobistro.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

Great idea! I love recycle crafts and these are too cute!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Those are so cool! I'm going to have to call some of my friends with babies and see if I can steal some empty jars! Thanks for sharing. :)

- Megan
www.polishthestars.com

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

I just featured your project! :) http://www.polishthestars.com/2010/10/halloween-party-features.html

whilehewasnapping said...

These are amazing! I hope you'll come link up to my Halloween party this weekend. They turned out fantastic! whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Krista

Judy said...

I made this with Mod Podge and fabric as well as food coloring the Mod Podge and had so much fun! I love all the different ways you can do these! I love that yours are less transparent but glow so beautifully!

Janet said...

What a fun use of baby food jars! Very cute!

Kelsey said...

I made some of these a few years ago! These are adorable and I love the faces you put on them. I am hopping over from the CSI project

stephjacobson said...

So cute! I knew I should have saved some of my baby food jars!

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