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It’s only September, but I have a very quick and easy Halloween craft to show you today. I think I mentioned it before, but I tend to hoard empty glass jars so that I can repurpose them into other things. As much as I love mason jars, it’s cheaper to reuse jars that I already have on hand. Anyway, my stash was growing, so I selected three different jars and, with the help of some orange spray paint and a Sharpie, I turned them into pumpkin jars for Halloween.

jars recycled into pumpkin containers for halloween

I had everything I needed except for orange spray paint, but a quick trip to Home Depot solved that problem! Personally, I love using Rustoleum brand, and I don’t have any trouble with the paint running or streaking. But, you can use whatever brand works best for you. I also think it helps to paint the jars when they’re upside down. 

If you look closely, you can see the different layers of spray paint on the cardboard box!

spray paint three glass jars orange

After the paint dried, my assistants and I used black Sharpies to turn the pumpkin jars into jack o’ lanterns.

draw face on orange jar with sharpie marker

Whenever I do these jar crafts, I like to add some ribbon around the neck of the jar. This covers up any uneven paint areas around the neck, and it also adds a little bit more color. I almost went with a more rustic-looking twine, but I thought the green ribbon was cuter.

orange spray paint glass jar with jack o lantern face and green ribbon

That’s all there is to it! If you can wield a can of spray paint and use a marker, you can easily make these pumpkin jars. You can use them to hold kitchen gadgets, office supplies or anything else you can think of.

three glass jars spray painted orange to use as containers for sharpies, spoons and straws for halloween

It’s an easy way to decorate for Halloween without spending much money at all.

Are you a jar hoarder? I know I can’t be the only one!

Thanks for visiting me today — I hope you’ll come back soon! 

Dee šŸ™‚

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  1. Dee M says:

    Thanks, Farrah! These are so easy to make, and the kids loved making them! šŸ™‚

  2. Etcetorize says:

    What a fun & easy project! I can never get an even coat with spray paint but your jars look practically perfect. If you're looking for another place to share your projects, stop by Etcetorize and join our Make it Monday party. (There's a giveaway for linked up entries.)

  3. StarTraci says:

    Super cute! I'll have to try this out! My Little Diva and her Big Brother love Halloween!

  4. Jeanette@CraftyInCrosby says:

    Very cute! Spray Paint, Sharpies and Halloween – 3 of my favorite things! Pinning!

  5. Sarah Vanderkooy says:

    Cute! I have a stash of jars too and am always looking for fun ways to use them. Thanks for the idea.

  6. Farrah Udell says:

    So so cute! I can't wait to make these (I'm a bit obsessed with Halloween). Pinning from SITS!

  7. Dee M says:

    Thanks a bunch for the pin! Have an awesome day! šŸ™‚

  8. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by. It's a very easy project! šŸ™‚

  9. Dee M says:

    Thanks! I'll admit that it was hard to let the kids take over — I love drawing with Sharpies! šŸ™‚

  10. Dee M says:

    Thanks for the invitation, Steph! I'll be right over! šŸ™‚