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!
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.
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
- 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.
Add fill to the bottom of the jar. Spray paint the tree with silver spray paint and add to the jar as well.
Use the jewelry cutters to clip a section of fencing to fit inside the jar.
My fence was a little tall, so I clipped off the bottom about 1/8” to make it slightly shorter.
Paint the fence purple and let dry.
Stick the fencing and pumpkins into the jar and adjust. I didn’t use any glue, though you can if you want to.
For my headstone, I used a thick piece of scrap foam and drew a headstone shape, then cut it out with a craft knife.
I painted the headstone with Mod Podge and added silver glitter to make it festive.
These “grow-a-creature” characters were only $1 from the craft store!
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.
Add your characters and fuss with them until you are happy.
Enjoy your miniature holiday scene.Would you make this mini Halloween in a jar? Let me know in the comments!