Pumpkin Candy Jars | Dollar Store Halloween Craft Ideas

I love dollar store crafts!  Let your creative juices flow and start crafting for Halloween.  I made pumpkins out of candy jars, for a fun Halloween decoration idea.

Materials you will need:

Candy jars:  http://shrsl.com/1uhcl
Color shift paint:  https://amzn.to/2mUP8cs
Champagne Acrylic paint:  https://amzn.to/2oDnEsl
Khaki paint:  https://amzn.to/2n48ZWv
Ivory paint:  https://amzn.to/2mmxy0C
Peridot paint:  https://amzn.to/2nOq2Mq
Citron yellow:  https://amzn.to/2nXd8eP
Gold spray paint:  https://amzn.to/2oB9FmK
Vinyl:  https://amzn.to/2mnuaCI
Plastic wrap:  https://amzn.to/2oBIbNO
Painter’s tape:  https://amzn.to/2me8Pvc

Here is the video tutorial, so you can see exactly how I made them:


1.  I found these candy jars at Dollar Tree.  Love Dollar Tree!

2.  I used my vinyl to hand cut out the pumpkin faces.

3.  I stuck the vinyl on the inside of the glass jars.  You can skip this step and just put the vinyl on the outside at the end. I’ll get into that more later.  My intention was to put the vinyl inside and remove it when I added the gold on the inside.

4.  Make sure you burnish the vinyl down – especially the edges.

5.  Once the faces are in place, paint the inside of the jars.  Choose any colors you want to use to match your decor.  Figure it will take at least two coats.

FYI:  I only did one coat on the beige/ivory one.

6.  When the paint dried, I tried to remove the face from inside the jars.  Unfortunately, the paint wanted to come off the glass too.  So, I nixed that part….temporarily.

7.  I used cling wrap and painters tape to cover the outside of the jars, to protect them from the next stage of painting.

8.  I used gold spray paint to paint the inside of the lids and the jars.

9.  Once dry, I cut the tape and removed the plastic wrap.

10.  What happened was originally, I wanted all of the pumpkins to have gold faces, which is why I wanted to remove the vinyl after the first paint colors.  The vinyl would not remove, without removing the paint, so I left it.  When I painted the gold, the vinyl pulled away from the green and the ivory ones.  I removed the vinyl and sprayed the insides again.  Turns out, I don’t like the gold face with the green because there isn’t enough of a contrast.  The solution:  put black vinyl on the outside of the jar and cover up the gold face.

However, I do like the gold face on the ivory one.  

The orange still has the vinyl inside the jar.  I like that one too.

11.  If you have a little overspray, use a razor blade to scrape it off.

That’s it!  Now you have super cute pumpkin candy jars!  Super cute and super cheap!

Thanks for stopping by!  Remember:  Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™  Stay safe!


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