Halloween Mason Jars | My Favorite Things

I have to admit, I am not that good at random gifting.  I sometimes buy things for occasions, then lose them, forget I have them, find them, lay them somewhere else…and forget that I had them again.  When I spotted an adorable Halloween Mason Jar Set from dropclothdesignco on Etsy, I knew it was the perfect idea for cute Halloween doorstep gifts!  With this inspiration and about three hours of work (with some resting while drying), these are just some of the cutest things I have ever made!  This post contains affiliate links.  I love to share my favorite finds, and all opinions are always mine.

Mason jars are so easy to find, whether from the store or sourced from friends who are no longer using them.  While at Walmart, I picked up some chalk paint and candy.  The rest of the items, I had hanging around the house.  I LOVE this FolkArt brush I purchased at Michaels. It is seriously the best project brush I have used.

List of items for project:
Mason Jars
Chalk Paint (I used Waverly Chalk Paint from Walmart)
Painters Tape
Sandpaper (optional for distressing)

Other items:
Plain Avery Business Cards
Hole Punch
Ribbon or Cord

The paint takes about three to four hours to dry between coats.  The chalk paint bottle suggests wiping the outside with alcohol before applying; but, of course, I didn’t read the directions before I began.  For the stripped jars, I painted the entire jar white, then applied two coats of the orange and one coat of the black over after applying painters tape for guide lines.  If the designs seem too troublesome, paint the jars orange, white and black and distress with some sandpaper.

I remembered I had some old plain, white Avery business cards laying around, so I decided to make cards.  I used PicMonkey to design the card with neat fonts, saved as a jpeg file to my computer, and printed to attach.  I rounded the edges with a Fiskars paper cutting punchI included ideas how the jar could be used, including: candy, flowers, candle, pencils & pens, straws or to be filled with cookie mix and regift!

I am headed out the door to deliver a dozen of these jars to some friends!  What is your favorite way to treat (without tricking) you favorite neighbors and friends?  

XOXO - Tami

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