Haunted Victorian Candy Jars

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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.

Project Details

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

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Base:
    Step A: Make the stands first; start by removing the candle cups from inside the candle holders with the pliers.
    Step B: Paint the candle holders and wood discs with glossy Black paint and let dry.
    Step C: Apply Quick Grip around the top edge of each candle holder, turn upside down and center onto wood disc to attach.
  • 2
    Label:
    Step A: 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.
    Step B: 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
    Skulls:
    Step A: Follow the directions on the spray paint to add color to the skulls and apply acrylic sealer to finish.
    Step B: 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 of the 6”" Wood Candle Holder, Three of the 3"” Wood Shape Round, A Nicole™ Crafts 8”" Wood Candle Holder, 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 as well as 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