Haunted Victorian Candy Jars

Back to category
by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Haunted Victorian Candy Jars

Add a little fright to your candy jars this Halloween by topping them with some spooky skulls.

Create your own, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Get more Halloween craft ideas by clicking here.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1


    • Make the stands first; start by removing the candle cups from inside the candle holders with the pliers.

    • Paint the candle holders and wood shapes with glossy Black paint and let dry.

    • Apply Quick Grip around the top edge of each candle holder, turn upside down and center onto wood disc to attach.

  • 2


    • Cut a 2-1/2”" x 2-1/2”" piece of decorative cardstock for each jar. Make a label for your candy jars by writing their contents in pencil on the cardstock. Go over the pencil with an ultra fine Black marker and then bold each letter with a thicker fine point marker. You can also outline the edges of the labels.

    • Apply distress ink in Walnut stain with blending tool, and then apply Mod Podge to the label with a sponge brush and attach onto each jar.

  • 3


    • Follow the directions on the spray paint to add color to the skulls and apply acrylic sealer to finish.

    • When paint has dried, use Quick Grip to attach the skulls to the tops of the jars, and then attach the bottom of the jars to the stands.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:an hour + dry time

Project Supplies

  • Stands:
  • • Two 6”" Wood Candle Holders; Nicole™ Crafts 8”" Wood Candle Holder; Three 3"” Round Wood Shapes
  • • DecoArt Americana Gloss Enamels Paint in Black; Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10
  • • Beacon Quick Grip All-Purpose Permanent Adhesive & Mini Flat Nose Pliers
  • Candy Jars:
  • • Three Nicole™ Crafts 4-1/2" Glass Jars with Round Lid; One Bag of Skulls
  • • A Sheet of American Crafts 12" x 12" Cardstock Newspaper; • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Walnut Stain; Ranger Ink Blending Tool & Replacement Foam
  • • Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Marker & Ultra Fine Point Marker in Black; Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch 2x Black Primer; Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer Spray Matte; Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish Matte
  • • Loew Cornell 1"” Foam Brush; Pencil & Scissors