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Everyone Will Love this DIY Halloween in a Jar

This mini Halloween in a jar is easy to make with supplies from the craft store – it’s a fun DIY idea for both adults and children!

This mini DIY Halloween in a jar is easy to make with supplies from the craft store - it's a fun idea for both adults and children!

I love miniature anything, and since my favorite holiday is Halloween, I thought a combination of the two would be perfect. This mini DIY Halloween in a jar is easy to make with supplies from the craft store – or perhaps you have minis already lying around that need a good home.

I chose to take the “skeleton in the cemetery” route with my jar. The witch is innocently hanging out enjoying her pumpkins, while the skeleton is trying to make a new friend.

Supplies

Halloween in a Jar

Gather These Supplies

  • Glass jar
  • Mini Halloween characters – I used the $1 “grow with water” characters from the craft store
  • “Halloween Hay” or filler for the bottom of your glass jar
  • Small trees – found in the Christmas section of the craft store
  • Halloween pumpkin sprig – found for $1 in the craft store
  • Wood fencing
  • Purple and black acrylic paint
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Silver glitter
  • Silver spray paint
  • Small dowel rod
  • Craft glue
  • Jewelry cutters
  • Thick piece of foam
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife

Each little element requires a minimal amount of preparation to make it Halloween related (if it’s not already). Here’s how it’s done.

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Add fill to the bottom of the jar. Spray paint the tree with silver spray paint and add to the jar as well.

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Use the jewelry cutters to clip a section of fencing to fit inside the jar.

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My fence was a little tall, so I clipped off the bottom about 1/8” to make it slightly shorter.

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Paint the fence purple and let dry.

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Stick the fencing and pumpkins into the jar and adjust. I didn’t use any glue, though you can if you want to.

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For my headstone, I used a thick piece of scrap foam and drew a headstone shape, then cut it out with a craft knife.

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I painted the headstone with Mod Podge and added silver glitter to make it festive.

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These “grow-a-creature” characters were only $1 from the craft store!

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The skeleton was able to stand by himself along the fence, but my witch needed a little help. I painted a thin dowel rod black, cut it and glued it to the witch’s backside.

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Add your characters and fuss with them until you are happy.

This mini DIY Halloween in a jar is easy to make with supplies from the craft store - it's a fun idea for both adults and children!
This mini DIY Halloween in a jar is easy to make with supplies from the craft store - it's a fun idea for both adults and children!

Enjoy your miniature holiday scene.Would you make this mini Halloween in a jar? Let me know in the comments!

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Paige

Monday 21st of September 2015

This jar s so cute and fun! I'll definitely have to make one soon!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/

amanda

Monday 21st of September 2015

Absolutely in love with this DIY! And I love how it can be customized to the makers liking. Thanks!

Amanda | thedeerandthewolf.com