Unique Halloween Mason Jar Lantern Tutorial for 2020

by Lindsay Montoney
Halloween Mason Jar Lantern

Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by. I am always trying to find new ways to DIY my home decor. I was able to craft up these adorable Unique Halloween Mason Jar Lanterns for this coming Halloween/Fall Season. I am absolutely in love with them, and I hope you will be also. So let’s get started.

Unique Halloween Mason Jar Lantern Tutorial for 2020

Supplies Need for Mason Jar Lanterns:

  • Large Mason Jar
  • Mod Podge
  • Food Coloring/craft dye
  • Paint brush
  • Printed templates/pictures
  • LED Light/LED Candle
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Note: The item pictured was made for Halloween. However, the jars can be made for any season or holiday or made into a child’s night light. You can get free templates for this project in A Mom and Her Blog’s Resource Library here.
  • There are a variety of different Mod Podges out there. Here is the Mod Podge I used:


  1. Print out the image(s) you wish to use from the picture templates provided (see above Note, or from your own collection). Cut out the image with minimal excess white paper showing.
  2. Poor about 1/8 of a cup of Mod Podge into a cup. Add 4-5 drops of food coloring or dye to the cup of Mod Podge. Mix well. (Note: you can add more dye to the mixture if you want a darker color). Paint the outside of the jar and let dry. It will dry translucent.
  3. Lightly paint (with the non-colored Mod Podge) the inside of the jar where you want to place the picture and the front (image side) of the picture. Place the picture inside the mason jar and adhere entire photo to the inside of the jar.
  4. Coat the backside of the picture (inside the mason jar) with Mod Podge. Let dry. Insert your light and enjoy!
  5. Optional: you can spray paint the lid (any color of choice) I painted mine black- see last picture below.
  6. This is how mine turned out:


And that’s all you have to do to make your own Unique Mason Jar Lantern in 2020. Let me know in the comments if you are going to make these this fall to go with your home decor. Remember they can also be made into really neat night lights for kids. I have a variety of templates you can use ( check out the link above). Check out my blog: amomandherblog.com for more craft and decor ideas!

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