Got a Jar!? Make a Fun Halloween Witch!

7 Materials
1 Hour
If you have a mason jar and some paint, you can make this cute little Halloween Witch in no time flat!
• Clean jar and lid well; allow to dry.

• Spray paint jar and lid with black spray paint. Spray a little inside of the top edge of the jar too to give the option of displaying without the lid.

• Take some raffia for the witch’s hair and cut it to size you would like it to be (long, short, etc.). You will be gluing this into the inside of the lid, so match it up to the lid, see where it hangs, and decide how long you would like the raffia “hair.”

• If you like, now is the time to spray paint the raffia hair black, too.

• Let both the jar, lid, and the raffia fully dry.

• Once completely dry, determine if you would like to add a second coat.
• If you are using green spray paint for the jar, go ahead and spray it over the black on the jar (leave the lid black). The black paint on the jar just really helps to get that color solid, and if it chips at all, which is ok, given the style of the jar, it will not show through as clear.

• Leave the lid black, so that it looks more like a hat, and then use the green for the rest of the jar for her skin color.

• If you are using acrylic paint (as shown in this tutorial), this is when you want to put on your first coat of it on. It will probably take two coats allow them both to dry completely before attaching anything to the jar.

• Using your glue, attach the raffia into the bottom of the jar for the witch’s hair. 
• Layer smaller buttons on top of larger ones making for a cute set of eyes.

• Glue the button layers together (medium on top of large, small on top of medium).

• Line up where you would like the eyes to go on the jar in relation to the cheeks and mouth too if easier for you, and glue in place. Hold until the glue has set.

• Decide on buttons for the face placement. Attach.

• For the scarf measure out a length of ribbon around the jar leaving a bit of extra to tie, and have “tails.” Cut it to fit. Attach. 
• Allow everything to dry, display as you like!

Suggested materials:

  • Mason Jar
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Green Spray Paint
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  • Beth Beth on Oct 29, 2017
    Where your directions say, "Using your glue, attach the raffia into the bottom of the jar for the witch’s hair. " , should it say, "Using your glue, attach the raffia into the bottom of the jar 'LID' for the witch’s hair? It is obvious but I got confused while reading the instructions until I saw the end project picture. Such a adorable project and my daughter and I are making these today.


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