By now, you know all about my love of mason jars. Over the summer, I featured lots of beverages served in mason jars, and now that we are heading into fall, I say, why stop?

This year, dress up your mason jars for Halloween. Here’s how!


Spooky Cider

The mason jars pictured above have been spray-painted grey, but for this craft, you can skip the spray paint and go with clear mason jars.



Halloween Scrapbooking Paper

What You Need

  • Mason Jars (pint size)
  • Screwdriver
  • Hammer
  • Halloween-themed scrapbooking paper (see above)
  • Sharp scissors
  • Straws (black, orange, or green)
  • Halloween stencils (advanced crafters can use die cuts and a letter press)
  • Colorful card stock (orange, brown, taupe) or matte photo paper, if you are printing your cutouts
  • Black pen or sharpie and any additional embellishments like beads or glitter
  • Glue stick or glue dots
  • Ice + beverage of your choice

Halloween Stencils

Cutouts made with die cuts and a letter press

What To Do

  1. First, create a hole in the mason jar lid for the straw, by placing your screwdriver in the center of the lid and giving it a good tap with your hammer
  2. Use the mason jar lid to trace a circle on your scrapbooking paper, and cut out the circle (see instructions for a summer-themed example of this here)
  3. Punch a hole in the center of your cutout, ensuring that it is aligned with the hole in the mason jar lid, and place the paper circle over the mason jar lid
  4. Trace your stencils on your colorful cardstock, and carefully cut them out (for safety and precision, do the cutting for your kids) – you can also find cutouts online and print them on photo paper
  5. Embellish your cutouts with your pen or sharpie (for example, if you cut out pumpkins, draw their eyes, nose, and mouth with a black pen), and add glitter or beads to your cutouts – let your kids get creative here!
  6. Using a glue stick or crafting glue dots, affix your embellished cutouts to each mason jar
  7. When you’re ready to serve your guests, fill your jars with ice and the beverage of your choice, then screw on the lid and insert straw (your straws should complement the color of the scrapbooking paper)
  8. Serve on a tray crafted from a black picture frame and Halloween-themed fabric (I’ll share instructions for this craft soon)!


Some eye-catching and easy ideas for drinks to serve in your Halloween-themed mason jars are orange soda, Orangina, Mountain Dew, mimosas (champagne + fresh-squeezed orange juice), Sprite + a few drops of orange food coloring, or, if you’d like to go the healthy route, sparkling water with orange slices and cucumber slices.

What Halloween crafts are you planning?


Photo: Sew Dang Cute

More Crafts:

DIY Pull-String Pinata
Afternoon Seaside Crafts
Make a Mood Board
Crafting With Seashells

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