Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jars for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft

This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar. You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


From wiki: A Calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and All Souls’ Day.

If you are looking for other Halloween crafts:

Easy DIY Halloween Glitter Witch’s Broomstick – this is one of my favorite crafts. I get so many compliments every year on these brooms as part of my Halloween decor.

DIY Wine Glass Witch – a fun tabletop or mantel decoration that is easy to make!

DIY BOO Pallet Project – another easy Halloween craft!!

Now, on to the Sugar Skull Mason Jars…

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft Materials:

• Glass Mason Jar with lid (16oz+ size)
White or Ivory Spray Paint (satin or matte finish)
Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer
Acrylic Paint: Turquoise (or aqua), Pink, Orange
• Black Acrylic Paint or a Black Paint Marker
Washi Tape
• Scissors
Small Easel or Paper Plate
• Small Detail Paint Brush
Round Sponge Painting Tool
• Sponge paint pounders in circle shape to make eyes if you can

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft Directions:

• Lay down a covering to protect your work surface.
• Wash and dry jar and lid.
• Once the jar is dry, spray paint the entire outside of the jar. Spray at least a few inches down on the inside too.
• Allow to dry completely. If you need a second coat, spray again, and allow to dry completely.
• Spray paint lid.
• Allow to dry completely. If you need a second coat, spray again, and allow to dry completely.
• Choose the side of the jar you like the best for the face of the skull. A smooth evenly painted finish would be best.

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


• Paint the eyes first using black paint. This sets the focus of the face so take your time with it. If you have the round sponge painting tool (pounder) they work great to help you get an even and perfectly round circle. If you do not have one you can always trace around the outside of something like a small round lid, lightly in pencil and then paint it in with black paint.
• Once you have the round eyes, take a very small paint brush and cleaned up the sponged edges with a bit of black paint so they looked a little cleaner.
• Using a small detail brush paint some orange dots around the eyes so the black eyes will stand out. If you are using different color paint markers for this project, be certain to shake well.
• Note: If at any time you feel more comfortable allowing the paint to dry before moving on to the next step, do so.

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


• Draw a black line for the mouth with a small paint brush making the ends of the mouth first, then the center and then in between with dash marks. Fill it in all the way across once you have the general shape of it down. Allow the mouth to dry completely.

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


• Draw an upside down heart for the nose in black paint. Allow to dry.
• Make turquoise (or aqua) slashes through the black mouth. Space them evenly apart.
• Fill in the black nose outline with pink paint.

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


• Using your orange paint, form some “flowers” over the eyes. Simple slashes in a circle will do.
• Place a black dot of paint at the center of your flowers, and a few more around it. If you flip your paintbrush over, and use the handle tip, dipped in paint, you can make perfect dots. This is much easier than trying to use the paintbrush tip and they come out cleaner.
• A few blue slashes between the flowers complete the painting.
• Allow to dry completely.

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


• Using washi tape, tape the top edge of your jar outside, and inside leaving room to wrap the top one over the rim to finish it off. Smooth it all down.

Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft. This easy to make sugar skull is fashioned from an old Mason jar.  You can store kitchen utensils, candy (keep the lid!), etc in these jar for Halloween or to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Using old glass jars is a great way to get crafty at home and make your own cute décor at the same time.


• Spray a clear coat of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer over the entire jar following on package directions.
• Allow to dry completely.

• Fill with candy, use as a display piece, place in your kitchen with utensils, etc. There are many ways to use this Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft in function and decorating!


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Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


My niece used to sell baked goods at local farmers markets, fairs, etc. She has been coming over for the last month or so with a whole bunch of her recipes, and we have been making them and photographing them to share with you.

I chose these PB&J bars to share first (we did a LOT of recipes) because they are easy to make and delicious. I mean really, really good. I am not a peanut butter and jelly fan, but I loved these. We used raspberry jam in the recipe photographed. For selling purposes, she used grape jelly because it is economical.

When telling me stories about how this-or-that recipe was received, I assumed these Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars went over better with children than adults. I assumed wrong. She said the adults would buy one, and the following week come back and buy two or three. That made me laugh out loud.

Now, since we are baking so many sweets and Hubby has been on a no-sugar kick for “us” since April, I keep one of each sweet for him, and one for me (forget our sharing, our love only extends so far) and that is our “cheat day.” The rest of the sweets my niece’s husband takes into work and shares with his coworkers. Her hubby has become super popular at work!! And, apparently, my niece has to make more to send in of these Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars as they were very well received.

Notes:

• The photos show PB&J bars made with raspberry jam. My niece usually used grape jelly. Blackberry (especially seedless) and blueberry jams are also excellent pairing choices.
• The recipe is made using an 8″x8″ baking pan. If using a 9″x9″ baking pan, bake for 25-27 minutes instead of the listed 30 minutes.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Ingredients:

• 1½ cups all-purpose Flour
• ½ tsp Baking Powder
• 1/8 tsp Salt
• ¾ cup smooth Peanut Butter
• ¾ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
• ½ cup unsalted Butter, softened to room temperature
• 1 Egg
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
• 1 cup Jelly or Jam
• 2/3 cup Salted Peanuts, Chopped (optional)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Mise en Place:

8″x8″ Baking Pan
• Non-stick Spray
Parchment Paper
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Bowl
Stand Mixer
• Spatula

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Lightly spray an 8″x8″ baking pan with non-stick spray. Place one sheet of parchment paper across the pan. Place a second sheet of parchment paper across the first sheet (to form an +). Set aside.
• Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Using an electric stand mixer combine peanut butter, sugar and butter. Beat until smooth.
• Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
• Gradually add flour mixture and beat until smooth.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Transfer half of mixture, about 1½ cups, into prepared 8″x8″ pan.
• Press dough into the bottom of the pan until you have a smooth layer in the bottom of the pan.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Evenly spread jam or jelly over the peanut butter layer.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Take remaining dough and crumble over the top of the jelly/jam.
• If you are using chopped peanuts, sprinkle them on top off the crumbled top.
• Bake for 30 minutes.
• Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• To remove the bars, simply pinch the parchment paper at opposite side (so the weight of the PB&J bars is supported), lift up the bars, and place them on a cutting board.

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


• Cut and serve.


Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe

If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes

Ingredients:

1½ cups all-purpose Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
¾ cup smooth Peanut Butter
¾ cup Light Brown Sugar packed
½ cup unsalted Butter softened to room temperature
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cup Jelly or Jam
2/3 cup Salted Peanuts, Chopped (optional)

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 350º.
• Lightly spray an 8″x8″ baking pan with non-stick spray. Place one sheet of parchment paper across the pan. Place a second sheet of parchment paper across the first sheet (to form an +). Set aside.
• Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl; set aside.
• Using an electric stand mixer combine peanut butter, sugar and butter. Beat until smooth.
• Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until smooth.
• Gradually add flour mixture and beat until smooth.
• Transfer half of mixture, about 1½ cups, into prepared 8″x8″ pan.
• Press dough into the bottom of the pan until you have a smooth layer in the bottom of the pan.
• Evenly spread jam or jelly over the peanut butter layer.
• Take remaining dough and crumble over the top of the jelly/jam.
• If you are using chopped peanuts, sprinkle them on top off the crumbled top.
• Bake for 30 minutes.
• Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.
• To remove the bars, simply pinch the parchment paper at opposite side (so the weight of the PB&J bars is supported), lift up the bars, and place them on a cutting board.
• Cut and serve.

Makes 9 Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

Easy Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. If you are looking for an easy to make snack, a lunchbox sweet, or an after dinner dessert, look no further than this easy to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars Recipe. The great taste of old-fashioned PB&J in a delicious bar form. Your entire family will love these tasty treats!


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Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial

How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie dye is always a fun thing to use for DIY because the results will never come out the same twice! These fun tie dye coasters were made using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. To keep the coasters looking similar, choose similar colors on every tile, even though the patterns will come out differently – unless you decide you would like your tiles to be closer in style, then try and follow the same pattern on each tile.

If you like to make your own coasters (I do!), you may be interested in some of these DIY coaster ideas:

Easy DIY Autumn Coasters – also made with inexpensive tiles, these are a fun, easy, seasonal coaster to update your family room decor for Autumn.

DIY Pine Moose Coasters – a little wood, a little spray paint, and a sealer and you have a wonderful rustic DIY coaster!

DIY Christmas Coasters – you know those old Christmas cards you have just laying around? Make these sweet holiday coasters to use, or give as gifts! This is one awesome craft.

And now, on to the tie dye coasters…

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial Materials:

• 4 White Ceramic Tiles 4″x4″
• Permanent Markers in assorted colors
Pipette
• Rubbing Alcohol
Mod Podge
• Foam Paint Brush

Materials Used for Backing:

Cork
Liner
Felt
Self-Healing Cutting Mat
Straight Edge
Cutter or use Scissors
Mod Podge
• Foam Paint Brush

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


Tie Dye Coasters Instructions:

• Lay down some cardboard, newspaper or other protective material on your work surface.
• Make sure your tiles are clean by rubbing them down with alcohol.
• Let it dry before continuing.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Using various permanent markers, color your tile with whatever design you want. The colors will eventually all run together, so keep that in mind when designing. A favorite tile ended up being one just colored half blue and half yellow.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Use a pipette to drip rubbing alcohol over the tiles. You can use just a few drops, or completely cover the surface in alcohol. Just make sure that you do not apply so much rubbing alchol that all the color runs off.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Put your tiles in a sunny location to dry.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• When the tiles are dry, soak your foam brush in mod podge and gently spread it across the top of the tile. Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge over your colored tile surface. This will seal in your colors. Note: be careful not to press too hard.
• Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• Once the tiles are dry, cut a square of felt the same size as each tile.
• Glue the felt to the bottom of the tile using Mod Podge.

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• When the glue is dry, your coasters are ready to use!

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial. How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!


• If you do not wish to use felt backing, here is something I wrote up about various backing materials on white tiles:

Cork The most expensive option. Cork is prime for heat and durability. It is difficult to cut as it is much thicker than the other options I have tried.

Felt: The cheapest solution. It is anti-scratch although it picks up dust and direct. Simple to cut and adhere, it is the classic solution.

Liner: Hubby bought me a kitchen liner to try when he was at Big Lots. It is fairly inexpensive. I admit this was my favorite solution. It was easy to cut and adhere and is non-skid on a tabletop. An interesting positive and negative – when I stack these, they “stick” to one another. That means I do not need to find something to store them in, nor do I need to use twine or a ribbon to keep them in a pile. The negative is… they stick to one another.


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