Halloween Mason Jar Craft – Googly Eye Vase

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This is the year for the easy Halloween craft whether it be for kids or a Halloween party! Easy in my world means quick to make, materials from the craft stash, a trip to the dollar store and Halloween crafts that can be made in under one hour. A friend gave me a set of mason jars which quickly combined with a bag of googly eyes to make this cute Halloween Mason Jar Googly Eye Vase.

Googly eye vase with white flowers.

I appreciate the economies of scale when purchasing googly eyes and would be the first to say I am always thankful googly eyes are in the craft stash. But somehow I had an overabundance of googly eyes in the craft stash this year.

This easy Halloween craft for kids was the perfect place to land a few or many few googly eyes. If you need to replenish your supply of googly eyes make sure to head over to the dollar store!

How To Make A Halloween Mason Jar Googly Eye Vase

Materials

Mason Jar(s)

Googly eyes – many!

Black spray paint

Glue gun or craft glue

Directions

  1. Spray the exterior of the mason jar with the black spray paint. The interior can be spray painted if desired.
  2. Dry. The paint needs to be fully dry before beginning the next step.

Note: I have painted mason jars with acrylic paint and spray painted mason jars. I have found the spray paint that dries quickly works much better than acrylic paint.

Each covers a mason jar well, but the drying time of acrylic paint far exceeded the spray paint. Tips on How To Paint The Inside Of A Mason Jar are available here.

Now let the Googly eye fun begin!

  1. The Googly Eyes can be applied to the mason jar with a glue gun or by removing the adhesive backing of each googly eye. 
  2. I prefer the glue gun technique of applying the googly eyes to the jar. The self adhesive backings are not removed if applying the googly eyes with glue.
  3. Craft glue will work well and the self adhesive googly eyes can work IF you can quickly remove the backing from the googly eyes.
  4. The Halloween Googly Eye Vase obviously takes many, many and more many googly eyes!  I had a set of googly eyes where the paper did not choose to separate from the self adhesive back very easily. Frustration does not equal a fun craft!
  5. Glue googly eyes all over the mason jar in any pattern or no pattern if desired.
  6. Let dry.

Your Halloween Mason jar vase is now ready for flowers or snacks. The vase makes a fun holder for Halloween lollipops, pretzel sticks or anything that needs a vertical holder.

Halloween Mason Jar Vase

Easy Halloween craft for kids! This Halloween mason jar craft makes a whimsical googly eye vase for the Halloween decor.
Keyword Halloween Mason Jar
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 mason jar
Author The Savvy Age

Ingredients

  • 1 Mason Jar(s)
  • 1 Bag Googly eyes Many!
  • 1 can Black spray paint
  • Glue gun or craft glue

Instructions

Mason Jar

  • Spray the exterior of the mason jar with the black spray paint. The interior can be spray painted if desired.
  • Dry. The paint needs to be fully dry before beginning the next step.
  • Note: I have painted mason jars with acrylic paint and spray painted mason jars. I have found the spray paint that dries quickly works much better than acrylic paint.
  • Each covers a mason jar well, but the drying time of acrylic paint far exceeded the spray paint. Tips on How To Paint The Inside Of A Mason Jar are available here.

Googly Eyes

  • Now let the Googly eye fun begin!
  • The Googly Eyes can be applied to the mason jar with a glue gun or by removing the adhesive backing of each googly eye.
  • I prefer the glue gun technique of applying the googly eyes to the jar. The self adhesive backings are not removed if applying the googly eyes with glue.
  • Craft glue will work well and the self adhesive googly eyes can work IF you can quickly remove the backing from the googly eyes.
  • Glue googly eyes all over the mason jar in any pattern or no pattern if desired.
  • Let dry.

Notes

The Halloween Googly Eye Vase obviously takes many, many and more many googly eyes!  I had a set of googly eyes where the paper did not choose to separate from the self adhesive back very easily. Frustration does not equal a fun craft! I glued those googly eyes on the mason jar.
For extra fun illuminate the Googly Eye vase! Use flameless candles to add a spoooky touch to your Halloween decor or use as part of the Halloween centerpiece.

Illuminated Halloween Vase

If you are having a Halloween party and decorating the house or tables then illuminating the googly eye vase is so so fun! Use flameless candles ( I particularly like the tealight size flameless)  to safely light up your googly eye vase. The vases look so cool sprinkled amongst the Halloween decorations or placed throughout the house.

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Halloween Chocolate Bark

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