Go Back

DIY Ghost Mason Jars

Make these Halloween mason jar crafts in minutes and use them to light up the path on Halloween night.
2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Pint mason jars ones with at least one smooth side are best
  • Solar lights with a stake
  • White glass stain
  • 3D Gloss Enamels in black
  • Hammer
  • Small pointed screwdriver
  • Paintbrush
  • Rubbing alcohol


  • First, you will need to modify the jar lid to accept your solar light.  Trace around your solar light base then use a hammer with a pointed screwdriver to go around that line.  I usually go around both sides until the middle just falls out.  CAUTION:  The edges will be VERY sharp!
  • Next, we need to paint the pint jar.  Clean the surface well with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry before painting.  Use a paint brush to apply a coating of white glass stain to the entire jar.  Allow to sit upside down so the excess will run off the bottom.  Move to a clean piece of paper or cardboard once excess has run down.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.
  • Lay jar DOWN FLAT and add the ghost eyes and nose with the black 3D writer.  I found the paint ran too much when I sat the jar up.  Allow to dry completely.  Bake your jar according to the package directions on the paint you used.  This will ensure your paint is permanent and will not wash off in the rain.
  • Assemble the jar onto the solar light and put outside.  These DIY ghost solar lights will light up the night on Halloween.