DIY | Halloween Sun Jar for Martha Stewart

10.15.2012
Halloween is just around the corner and I am very excited to share this DIY. I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone of fashion, and get crafty and creative. Thank you to Martha Stewart Crafts for providing a plethora of amazing supplies to get my creative juices flowing. After gathering a few inspiration ideas together, I am really happy I decided on this Halloween themed sun jar. Full tutorial after the break...

Materials: 
- Glass Jar (here)
- Solar Panel Lamp (here)
- Can of Frosting Spray (here)
- e6000 adhesive
- Martha Stewart Crafts: Holiday II Adhesive Stencils, Metallic Opaque Glass Paint in Black Nickel, Bristle Brushes, Stencil Tape

Steps:
1. Apply the adhesive stencil onto the outside of the glass.  Use several different stencils to create a dynamic look.
2. Using a brush, paint on top of the stencil.  Be sure not to paint beyond the outer edge of the stencil and if using the same stencil multiple times, be sure wipe off any excess paint on the stencil before placing it onto a new position.  Do not add too much paint.  Add a light coat, then add a 2nd if necessary.
3. Carefully peel off the adhesive stentils (while the paint is still dry).
4. Cover the outside of the jar using paper tape.
5. Spray the inside of glass jar with frosting spray evenly (one continuous spray to prevent uneven look).
6. Remove the top of the solar panel lamp.  Add a bit of e6000 to each side of the solar panel base, but to not add any glue to the actual solar panel.
7. Place of the inside lid of the jar.  Let dry for at least 1 hour.
8. To give it a orange glow,  I cut a square large enough to cover the light bulb area of the solar panel lamp from a plastic Reese's candy bag and taped it in place.
 
I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Martha Stewart Crafts and The Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.



19 comments:

Chick Tyler said...

This is such an awesome idea!
My goddaughter will LOVE these decorations!
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Em said...

Great ideas to decorate especially for parties!

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Mandy Crandell said...

So in love! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and these jars are perfect!!!

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Michelleesque said...

What a fun DIY! I need to try this out!

Michelle
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Her Persona said...

such a cool diy for halloween

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Kati said...

Oh what a great idea!

AD+SH DIY Fashion Blog said...

These are so cute!
xx Tanya
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Mariana said...

Cute and Fun! :)

Love and Ace said...

Super cute Aimee! Great idea for other occasions and holidays too. xo, Kat

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Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

TOO ADORABLE!!! I LOVE!



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screaminscott said...

Your mileage may vary on these. I tried one and had a few issues. Here is what I would recommend you do before spending a lot of time on these:
1. If you are going to use these outside, leave a unfinished jar out in the rain to see how waterproof they are. I found that rain easily leaks into these. The moisture will ruin the spray frosting on the inside, so these are best on an inside window sill.
2. If you have hot summers, the silicone sealant will probably not hold the solar light to the inside of the lid. The heat will soften it and it will fall. Again, inside will probably work best for those of us in the south (Texas here).

Otherwise – cool idea!

trina said...

Crazy ingenious.

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