I have seen these Halloween light jars being made on Pinterest for some time now, and they are just adorable.  There are many ways that you can make them and light them up.  I decided to go with tissue paper and glow sticks, mainly because I don’t have any tea lights.  Over the past few weeks we have done quite a few crafts that involve painting, so I thought it would be nice to give the paint a break and try something a little bit different.

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You will need:

  • Clean jars
  • Tissue paper – we went with Halloween colours
  • Glow sticks
  • PVA glue
  • Spatula
  • Black paper
  • Scissors

* If you use tea lights or other candles, please keep them out of reach of small children, not left unattended and that any excess tissue paper is trimmed.

Spread some glue onto the jar and then cover with tissue paper.  Our paper was already in handy little squares, but I think it would make a really nice effect if the paper had been torn and left jagered lines.

Cut out some shapes out of the black paper to make a face, then glue them on.

We used the thin glow sticks, but for the big jars we used 6-inch glow sticks.  They worked perfectly and EC actually wanted to carry his jar around with him in the evening.  They make really good one off night-lights, which you wouldn’t be able to do if you used tea lights (unless they were battery powered ones).

Happy Halloween

Pin for later:

Halloween Light Jars - use old mason jars to create these enchanting lights. We used them with glow sticks.