I'm getting ready for our Halloween party on Saturday night and I love lots of candles at my parties. On the tables... on chandeliers... in the yard... everywhere. I have a bunch of empty jars, and while I would normally just stick a votive in them and tuck them into my flower beds, I decided to spiff them up, Halloween style.
This was incredibly easy to do and took all of 5 minutes, not counting drying time.
First, grab some cute beverage napkins from the Dollar Store and an empty glass jar.
Make sure you completely remove the label on the jar (use Goof-Off or a similar remover.)
Next, completely unfold the napkin. It is probably two ply, so carefully peel the printed layer away from the solid layer.
Cut it to fit so that it will wrap all the way around your jar. Coat the jar with Mod Podge and gently press your napkin into place. Gently work it all the way around the jar. Do not rub it or press too hard, as the napkin will tear.
Don't get all wiggy if there are a few bumps or creases. This is a Halloween project. Halloween is messy and creepy. Let the jar sit and dry.
The napkin wasn't as tall as the jar, so once dry, I opted to wrap a little black yarn around the top of the napkin up to the mouth of the jar. I used a hot glue gun to put little dabs of glue here and there while I wrapped it (unevenly) around the jar. Again, Halloween is messy and imperfect, right?
My camera is terrible (Dear Santa, please bring me a Canon Rebel...) so these photos don't really do this justice, but trust me that it looks pretty darn cool.
Cheap and easy! Oh, how I love cheap and easy.
By the way, today I am also guest posting over at Positively Splendid as a part of Amy's Swell Noel series. She's on maternity leave... having baby number 4! (What kind of crazy person has 4 kids?!?! Oh. Wait. Never mind.)
At any rate go check out the series, she has great decorating and gift ideas that are sure to get you in the mood for Christmas!
Which is good, because I am going to have trouble getting myself out of Halloween mode... I'm having too much fun!