Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Jar

Hi! Well, I'm hopefully going to get all the way through this post before the power goes out.  Maine is feeling the outer arms of Sandy right now.  The wind has picked up a little but at least we still have power.  My kids are keeping their fingers crossed to have school canceled tomorrow. LOL.  Anyway on to my post......

Tonight I have a Halloween candy jar to share with you. I created it for a game we played Saturday night at our Harvest Party at church.  The game was to guess how many skittles were in the jar.  And after counting out 583 skittles I really really didn't want to see skittles ever again!!! LOL.  Best of all a 4 year old won the jar!!! She had the closet guess with 500!! Everyone else was guessing in the 200's and 300's range.  The funny part was that her grandfather asked her to tell him a number and she said 5 so he added 00 to the end to make it a guess of 500. 

Here is the jar....


I started with a clear glass jar.  I added a strip of black card stock punched on one edge with a spider web border punch.  I added a green ribbon, orange ribbon and black baker's twine all layered onto the strip of black card stock.  I printed out the sentiment, backed it in black card stock and then cut around it using scalloped scissors. I punched mini spiders and added them all over the  jar.  I added a piece of black baker's twine and a piece of green baker's twine around the top of the jar.  I added a bow made out of the green ribbon to the top side of the jar.


I am entering this jar into the following challenges:

My Craft Spot: Too Cute To Spook

Fun With Shapes and More: Spooky

Kaboodle Doodles: Fall Themed Projects

One Stop Craft: Halloween

Di's Digi Designs Challenge: Halloween

The Paper Shelter: Halloween

Pixie Dust Studio: Show Us Some Candy

Creative Belli Blog: Halloween

Moving Along With The Times: Too Cute To Spook

Hanna & Friends: Halloween

Delicious Doodles: Friday Night

Pause Dream Enjoy: Candy

16 comments:

Andreja L. said...

Adorable creations you made and I like all!
Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week!
Hugs, Andreja

Anne said...

I love it!! I do love decorated jars and you you did a fab job with this one. The Skittles are perfect in there - I am inspired to make one for Christmas! Thanks for the idea, and for sharing it with Delicious Doodles!

Craftin Desert Divas said...

Very cute! Love all the little spiders. Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge.


Tara
PDEC DT

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

It's so cute! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Fall” themed Items Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Expressions By Elaine said...

Mary,
Great job on decorating the jar, it looks great!
I never would have guessed their were that many skittles in the jar!
Such a cute story too!
Thanks for playing along with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges:)

Elaine
PDEC DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your Skittles Candy Jar creation. I miss the days of guessing how many candies when my daughter was younger. She likes Skittles. Thanks for entering the PDE Candy Challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

Debs said...

Love your decorated candy jar - just perfect for our too cute to spook challenge at MAWTT.
Thansk for joing in the fun.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Robin Parker said...

What a wonderful way to display your skittles. Love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Halloween.

Shannon83k said...

Great Halloween creation!
Thanks for joining us at this week’s The Paper Shelter Challenge. DT Member Shannon/Shannon83k

Ivi said...

Great story with this glass jar. just like it has to be, the best wins the price or the one who likes it lost *lol*.

Thanks for joining us at shapes and more.

Hugs Ivi

Julia said...

Awesome creation, love how you colored the image.
Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles.
Hugs,
Julia

Tracy Boobaloo said...

So cute !! such a fun project, I love it.
I hope you wasn't effected too badly by Sandy.

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

Gwen said...

Cute!! I love all the little spiders all around!

Rina said...

Very cute way to crafty up a treat jar!
Thanks for joining us with your creativity this challenge at Di's!

Rina

Jess's Crafty Things said...

love that border punch too LOL thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge blog and good luck hugs Jess

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is so fun! I love the extra little spiders on the jar!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Kate
Small Bits of Paper