It’s Friday? So soon?? We have had such a blast this week with our Halloween In A Jar series and I really hate to see it end but we really hope you have found some inspiring ideas to help you all celebrate Fall and Halloween over the past week.
I am finishing off the series with something a little less “spooky” than my Screamsicle Ghost Floats and my Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries. I thought this Gnome Garden Halloween Terrarium was a fun way to end the week.
I am really in love with these miniatures I found at the craft store – a little gnome, a mini gourd, a black cat and a black crow with a hat. I also love the mini pumpkins – I am using the extras to make a new Fall wreath so stay tuned for that.
Once again this project is so simple and here are the steps:
- First, if you want to paint your jar lid do that and let is dry for a couple of hours.
- Turn the glass body of your jar upside down and use your hot glue gun to attach a little moss on the bottom (which is now the top) of the jar.
- Hot glue a little pumpkin on top, if desired, and embellish with a miniature like my little crow or whatever you’d like.
- Once your lid is completely dried, add a little moss to the inside of the lid and add whichever miniatures you would like with a little added hot glue. As you can see, I used my little Harvest Gnome and my black cat perched on a spool.
- Last, use a little flameless tea light and, right before the party, turn it on and add a drop or two of hot glue and press it into the inside of your jar to shine down on your sweet little scene.
Yep, the tealight will burn out eventually (mine lasted for about 5 hours), but hot glue peels off very easily once dried so pop it out after the party and recycle the tea light and jar, etc…
So… you should know that I was a bit sad that my gnome’s little butt was still too big to allow me to fit him AND the cat AND the gourd on the inside of the little scene. He’s adorable, however, so I will not enforce a diet until after the holidays.
TIP: Use a larger clear jar without markings so your little scene shines through. I was using a pint sized BALL jar and I learned all of these things as I went but it was too late for me to make changes at that point.
We hope you have enjoyed this week of Halloween In A Jar, my friends!! Be sure to pop over and see what the other gals are sharing on Day #5 (did you see Gina’s Snowglobe Spider yesterday??).
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.