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Halloween In A Jar: 30+ Spooky Fun Jar Crafts

Get in the mood for Halloween with DIY Halloween in a jar ideas! Includes specimen jars, centerpieces, lanterns and holiday scenes in mason jars.

Halloween in a Jar Crafts

Jars, especially mason jars, are great for crafting and are inexpensive (or free if you upcycle). They can be used as vases, storage, decor, and lights.

Today I’d like to inspire you to use jars and bottles in your Halloween crafting this year. It is easy to do and there are so many fun ideas to try out!

Where can you get jars for crafting?

  • Upcycle jars and bottles after you have used what is inside of them. Just look in your fridge and you will find so many different jar shapes and sizes.
  • Head to your dollar store to find various jars and bottles to use.
  • Big box stores will have the cheapest mason jars. They will be in the canning section of the store but you can definitely use them for crafting!
  • Amazon has quite an assortment of jars with lids for you to choose from.

Make sure to prep your jars before you begin.

Even if you are working with new jars, you should always make sure to clean the jar and lid prior to starting your craft. This means you’ll need to remove any labels and residue left behind. Then wipe the jar down with rubbing alcohol to remove any dust or grime from the glass.

Now you’ll be ready to start your Halloween crafting! I’ve gathered some spooky fun ideas for you to try out. The first section below has Halloween scenes in a jar. You can create a diorama idea, or keep it simple with just a few items in the jar.

Then I’ve included ways to light up your Halloween using lanterns, luminaries and other lights. The third section has ways to decorate using your jars and bottles.

Go ahead, scroll down to get the best ideas for Halloween in a jar this year…

Halloween In a Jar

Creepy specimen jars, centerpiece ideas, lanterns and Halloween scenes — get your spooky fun with these Halloween in a jar crafts!

Halloween Scenes in a Jar

Scroll down below this section for luminaries and other fun Halloween jar ideas.

Luminaries & Other Spooky Lights

These Halloween jar crafts will shed a little light in your haunted house! Scroll down to the next section for other jar craft ideas.

Other fun Halloween Jar Ideas

Did you enjoy these jar crafts for Halloween? Then you should definitely check out these other popular Halloween craft ideas: