The general consensus was that people would like a tutorial for the Mason Jar Ghost Luminario, so here we go. I decided that for this one, Mr. Ghosty could use a lady friend, so that is what we went with.
- Glass Jar – Mason jar or recycled food jar
- Contact paper(available at Dollar Tree)
- Glass Etching Cream and craft stick for application
- Battery Powered tea light (2/$1 at Dollar Tree)
- Face Template
Go HERE for a full list. You can also download the PunkinHead font HERE, which is where the original Mr. Ghosty came from.
Step 2. Lay your contact paper over your design and trace.
Step 3. Cut out your design with an X-acto knife or small detail scissors. You could use your Cricut to cut out the design on contact paper if you are using the PunkinHead font and Sure Cuts a Lot software.
Step 4. Remove the paper backing and apply the contact paper to clean and dry glass. (It’s a bit hard to make out, but I think you can see it)
Step 5. Apple your etching cream to the whole jar using a stick or plastic knife. I have had that jar of etching cream at least 10 years. The stuff lasts forever. I also haven’t etched much, which is why I have some left after 10 years.
Step 6. Let your gooped up jar sit for 5 minutes, or according to directions on the package.
Step 7. Scrape off any extra cream you can and put it back in the bottle. It will work again, so why not take advantage? Then wash off the remaining cream in water.
Step 8. Dry your jar off once all the cream is removed.
Step 9. Spray paint the outside and inside of your lid. I like silver, but you could go with any color you want. If you are doing a pumpkin face, orange would be nice.
Here they are in the light.
Here they are all lit up and spooky!
I’ve got some plans to add to my collection so stay tuned!