How to Make Spooky Halloween Globes | Upcycle your jelly jars, pickle jars and baby food jars with this fun and easy Halloween decoration or Halloween party favor! WATCH MY VIDEO BELOW!
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I found the best jar to use is a round jar. That way you don’t have to worry about what direction the item is you placed inside. Because there is no bad side.
Spooky Halloween Globes Supplies:
assorted jars (preferably round)
black paint (Folk Art Outdoor Licorice from Michaels)
assorted figurines, spiders, skeleton heads
Liquid Fusion glue (found on the glue aisle at Michaels)
black permanent marker
baby oil (enough to almost fill all the jars to the top)
nail polish remover
assorted ribbon and tape
double sided tape
black card stock
OPTIONAL: candlestick holders from Dollar Tree
Spooky Halloween Globes Directions:
The first thing you’ll need to do is clean the label off your jars. If you are having a problem getting the thick glue off pop the jar in the microwave for 30 seconds or until it is hot (I had to use an oven mitten). Use a razor blade to scrape off the glue then to get the sticky residue off spray on some window cleaner; continue using the razor blade with paper towels and the jar should come clean.
Once your jars are clean it’s time to gather items you’d like to use in your globes. I found Halloween Village figurines at Dollar Tree along with spiders and skeleton heads.
Measure how high you would like your item to be in the jar. Trace the item onto a piece of Styrofoam. Use a hot knife (if you don’t have one a serrated knife will work too) to cut out the shape. You may need to cut some of the thickness too.
Paint the piece of foam black ( I used Folk Art Outdoor Licorice paint). Let the paint dry completely.
Glue the painted piece of styro foam to the inside of the lid and then glue the item to the top of the styro foam. LET DRY 24 HOURS!
NEXT DAY: Fill the jar with water, submerge the lid with the glued item. Keep adding water and submerging the lid and item into it until the water level reaches almost the top of the jar.
Take off the lid and use the marker to mark where the water level is. This is the fill line for the baby oil. NOTE: You can use water but the glitter floats done twice as fast. The oil keeps the glitter suspended.
Squeeze oil up to the line.
Sprinkle in some glitter; add more of the glue to the inside rim of the lid.
Screw on the lid as tight as you can and let it sit for another 24 HOURS.
Decorate the side of the lid with decorative tape or ribbon.
Add pieces of double stick tape around the edges.
Wrap the decorative tape or ribbon around the lid. If the tape is too thick, snip around down to the top of the lid and press down.
OPTIONAL: To secure the tape even more tape down the edges on the top of the lid.
Use double stick tape and tape on the black card stock/paper over the edges of the tape.
If desired glue (use the same glue) the bottom of the jar to the top of a candlestick holder and let dry and additional 24 HOURS.
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