Monday, October 8, 2012

Celebrations: halloween scary jars

Since I don’t have little kids in the house I can decorate a little bit more ghoulish for Halloween. I’ve seen various spins on pictures in jars and scary altered portraits and I thought I’d combine the two ideas and make some Halloween Scary Jars.

To start with, I needed to find some vintage portraits and the best source for all vintage graphics is The Graphics Fairy. All three pictures I used for this project are from The Graphics Fairy.

Print out the pictures so that they’ll fit in your jars. 

To make them extra spooky, paint the eyes with glow-in-the-dark paint. I used glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge. You can use a tiny paint brush or even a toothpick to cover the small area.

Tape your pictures to the inside of the jar and add some spooky cloth available at the dollar store. Add a few dead branches and other details to creep yourself out even more.

Blog Scary Jars Collage
My camera and photography skills aren’t good enough to capture a night shot with the eyes glowing but they glow green and trust me – it’s down right spooky. These photos are altered with a photo effect green tint.

My family doesn't like this Halloween d├ęcor. They say it’s too creepy. 

I love it. They eyes seem to follow you around. Spooktacular!

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  1. These jars look great and easy enough to make. They would be perfect decorations for an adult Halloween party. While the jars in and of themselves are spooky the green tint you used makes these look even better. I might have to try these this year...

  2. Pretty scary!! You made these things look down right creepy!

  3. Not too creepy, Just creepy enough! I love it! thank you!

  4. I love this! I'm thinking that a battery operated tea light flickering inside would look cool too.
    Thanks for the idea. I don't have glow paint, but just playing in picmonkey and making the eyes solid white should be sufficiently spooky, I hope!

  5. I think they're perfectly creepy!! Definitely not too creepy in my opinion!! Great idea, thanks for this! :)

  6. Freaky!! The kids will love them!

  7. cool project Carolyn - spookily-cool! Love it!

  8. you're right! They are super spooky!

  9. So spooky & fun! I like the added glow in the dark effect! If you get the chance, I'd love for you to share them at Gettin' Krafty With It!

  10. ahhh! Too spooky for me too :o)

  11. Seriously, these rock! Although, they are pretty darn spooky!

  12. Those eyes are freaky! Love it though :)

  13. The graphics are a little freaky ... I'd love to see the glow in the dark eyes! Fun!

  14. Oh my gosh, Carolyn, these are so perfectly creepy! I love them! My littles would be a little too terrified, but I will definitely want to make some when they get bigger!

  15. Love it! These look really great, and the images you chose are perfectly unsettling for Halloween.

  16. Freaky and Fabulous!!! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

  17. That is such a creepy and fun project! Wonderful job. Found you via Snap Creativity.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  18. The eyes are creeping me out! Very cool!

  19. oh I love how creppy they are too!! how fun!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  20. Really spooky and a bit gothic. Love it. xx

  21. These are so freaking cool Carolyn. I wanted to let you know I featured them as part of my link party wrap up today!

  22. Awesome, Carolyn! those spooky eyes are the best!

  23. Congrats! Your fun post was one of my top clicked link this week! We do love all of these Halloween Ideas!
    Thanks for sharing them with us and linking up in THe Mommy Club.

    Stop over and see your feature:
    and feel free to share more ideas in the new linky!

    Have a super week, Crystal


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