For the inside of the jar I colored some Finnabair art stones with Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy, and Iced Spruce Distress Inks. This made them look dirty and mossy. Inside the jar, I mixed the large and mini size Art Stones and some mica flakes with the Finnabair Concrete Stone Effect Paste. I added my colored stones on top of the concrete paste. I also cut a small piece of Halloween paper and distressed it with Black Soot ink to create a background in my jar.
Next, I used the Finnabair rust paste set to make this Tim Holtz skull and crossbones look worn and dirty. At this point in my creating, I wasn't sure if it was going to be used inside or outside of the jar, but I loved the look of it and wanted to use it somewhere.
I got a little excited and didn't take many pictures as my jar came together! I cut the spider and web from the Creepy Corners 1 set. I painted the web white, and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I also embossed the spider with black powder. I used hot glue to attach the bat to the top of the clip. I made a small card from chipboard, and covered it with paper and a 31 from the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Halloween collection. I attached my embossed spider and web to this card, as well as a piece of Halloween ephemera that I found in my stash. On top of the jar lid I glued down some grey creepy fabric, a couple of pieces of black glitter stems, and a head that I ripped off of a Dollar Tree skeleton. I also wrapped twine around the lid and dirtied it with Black Soot ink. I added a small amount of fake spider web to the finished product.
On the back of the photo clip kit, I hot glued the battery box to a set of orange fairy lights that I also picked up at the Dollar Tree. I put a hole in the lid with a screw and then threaded the lights through the hole. When the card is clipped on, it completely hides the battery box.
I glued the cat to the top of the pumpkin and then hot glued it to the bottom of the jar. I also added the glitter stems to the background and the front. The rusty crossbones I made earlier is nestled in the right side of the background. The pictures don't show it well, but it looks amazing in person! Once I had all of my pieces inside, I wound the light string around inside the jar, added some more spider web, and screwed on the lid. I also decided to add the crow from the black Halloween Shapes set to the lid at the last minute.
Here is the finished product with and without the lights on:
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Products Used:
Spooky Shape Set
Creepy Corners 1
Black Halloween Shapes- Coming Soon
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial for making a spooky Halloween mason jar.