Spider Mason Jars – Halloween Craft Ideas with Mason Jars – Spider Craft for Halloween.
I’m surprised this particular Halloween mason jar craft hasn’t been created yet. Or if it has, it certainly didn’t show up in my Google search …
I found spiders on jars. And spiders in jars. And spider webs both inside and outside of jars. But not a single craft that turned an actual mason jar into a spider!
I just love it when I hit upon an original idea!!!!
Like the Zombie mason jars that I shared yesterday. I’m in love with them! And let’s not forget those black & gold painted mummy jars too.
And I definitely have a theme when it comes to Halloween. I skew cute versus scary. I think it harkens back to my desire to be a cartoonist when I was younger.
So here’s how I made my spider mason jars …
How To Make Spider Mason Jars
Black Spray Paint Gloss Finish
Black Spray Paint Matte Finish
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1. I started with spray paint. I gave one jar (and the lid and band) a glossy finish. And the other a matte finish. (You can also use acrylic paint too).
2. For the spider legs, I folded four black pipe cleaners in half. And then bent them once for the knees (?) and once for the feet (?).
3. I played around a bit with the best way to attach the pipe cleaners to the lid. I’m not sure my solution is really the best approach (you can’t screw the lid on, you can only place the lid on top), but I decided that the fold of the pipe cleaner should be tucked under the band.
4. I hot glued the pipe cleaner to the underside of the band so that the legs would bend up and over the band.
5. Here’s what it looks like when all four pipe cleaners were attached. As you can see, I went a bit heavy with the glue (another reason I can’t screw the band onto the jar’s threads).
6. And then I let it dry.
7. I put the lid in place and then rested the band on top.
You can find even more Halloween crafts using mason jars by clicking here …
And more fall mason jar craft ideas by clicking here …
I have got to find some of those little jars like yours. How absolutely adorable and unique. Good for you. love cute ideas like this. Think I like the glossy spider best. Now to get all my supplies together to make these little cuties. How smart are you. Need to look over the mummy jars post also. Missed few posts lately on several blogs. Problem with pc and been sick. Sick of being sick, lol. Maybe making these spiders will help me feel better, sure will cheery me up. Happy week Pinning
Thank you for your lovely comment! I found my little jars at my Target store. And I’m partial to glossy too! And I’m so sorry that you’ve been feeling sick. Hope you feel better soon. Oh, and thanks for the pin! 🙂 Linda
The spider is so cute. But I am having trouble finding the jars. What size are the jars? Maybe I can find online if I know the size. Thanks!
I found mine at Target. They are the Ball Elite Collection. You can also check out http://www.freshpreservingstore.com/ if you want to order online.
I love your project and also your gallery of Halloween crafts in a jar! Cute!
Thank you so much!!! 🙂 Linda
SOOOOOOOOOOO cute. Love it.
Marie @ In Our Happy Place
Love this! Pinned 🙂
Thanks Debbie!!! 🙂 Linda
Love these! Guess you could put candy corn in the jar if the paint is all outside! Pinned! Thanks!
Thanks so much for the pin! And, yes, you can absolutely put some Halloween candy inside these jars. Candy corn would add the perfect punch of color too! 🙂 Linda
Cindy Eikenberg says
These are SO adorable – just love them! Visiting from i heart naptime and pinning! Have a happy weekend!
Thank you so much for your kind words and the pin!!! 🙂 Linda
Kimberly ~ Serendipity Refined says
Hi Linda! What a cute project this is! My daughter will definitely want to make this! (And she loves mason jars too!) Thank you for the tutorial! Catherine (latest follower of your blogging adventures!) 🙂