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DIY Monster Jar Halloween Candy Holders

mason jar monsters

These fun monsters will make a great container for your child’s Halloween candy this year, or you can combine several into a scary display for beggar’s night. They’d also be fun for a Halloween party, or as a take home party favor filled with candy.

Frankenstein Monster Jar

Mason Jar Monsters Frankenstein

Supplies:

  • 1 quart-size jar
  • 1 piece of black felt
  • 1 pair of large wiggly eyes
  • 2 wine corks
  • 1 can of green spray paint
  • candy

Instructions:

Step 1: Spray paint a quart-size glass jar light green.

mason jar monsters step a

Step 2: Cut a black strip of felt about 1-2 inches wide by 11 inches. Cut triangles into the strip to make Frankenstein’s hair. Use a hot glue gun to glue the strip around the top of the painted jar, with the points of the triangles facing down.

mason jar monsters step 2

Step 3: Add wiggly eyes to Frankenstein’s face.

mason jar monsters step 3

Step 4: Add 1 cork to each side of Frankenstein’s face.

mason jar monsters step 4

Step 5: Cut one 2 to 3 inch thin strip of felt, and three to four narrow strips about ½ an inch long. Glue the 2 to 3 inch strip horizontally for Frankenstein’s mouth. Glue the shorter strips vertically across the horizontal strip about a ½ inch apart to look like stitches.

Step 6: Fill with candy.

Jack-o’-Lantern Monster Jar

Mason Jar Jack o Lantern Monster

Supplies:

  • 1 quart-size jar
  • 1 piece of black felt
  • 1 can of orange spray paint
  • pattern printable
  • candy

Instructions:

Step 1: Spray paint a quart-size glass jar with orange paint.

mason jar monsters step a

Step 2: Print out the printable pumpkin face pattern and cut out the triangle and mouth. Cut three triangles from black felt, and one mouth.

mason jar monsters step b

Step 3: Glue two of the triangles to the jar as eyes, and one as a nose for the jack-o’-lantern using a hot glue gun.

Step 4: Glue the mouth in place with a hot glue gun.

Step 5: Fill the jar with candy.

Long Haired Blue Monster Jar

Mason Jar Blue Monster

Supplies:

  • 1 quart-size jar
  • 1 piece of purple felt
  • 1 scrap piece of white felt
  • 1 pair of large wiggly eyes
  • 1 can of blue spray paint
  • teeth pattern printable
  • candy

Instructions:

Step 1: Spray paint a quart-size glass jar with blue spray paint.

mason jar monsters step a

Step 2: Cut the purple felt in half lengthwise, then cut ¼ inch wide strips almost all the way through the strip on the short side to make the monster’s hair. Don’t cut the strips all the way through; leave a little strip at the top uncut. Glue the hair with the solid strip around the top of the jar.

mason jar monsters step c

Step 3: Add wiggly eyes under the hair to the monster’s face.

Step 4: Print out the monster pattern and cut out the monster teeth pattern. Cut one from a piece of white felt and hot glue it to the jar with the points of the triangles pointing down for the mouth.

Step 5: Fill the jar with candy.

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