The Ultimate Guide to Decorating With Mason Jars This Halloween

What can't mason jars do? Mason jars make great gifts, are perfect lunch containers, and can be transformed to make perfect seasonal decor.

Halloween offers a great opportunity to use mason jars in brand new ways. They're the perfect base for a number of Halloween DIY projects, including tabletop pieces and spooky party decor. There's no end to the creativity that can be employed when decorating with mason jars this October. Here is our list of 20 top ideas for spooky and spectacular decorating!

Ghost Traps
Mason Jar Crafts Love

Ghost Traps

We love how the team at Mason Jar Crafts Love made ghosts in a jar.


Candy Corn Jars

Paint the inside of a jar yellow, orange, and white in the classic pattern of a piece of candy corn!

Fall Table Decor
Lil Blue Boo

Fall Table Decor

Lil Blue Boo made perfect Fall centerpieces using mason jars.

A Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin
Etsy | ToastyBarkerBoutique

A Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin

The creativity behind this mason jar lid pumpkin is astounding!

Haunted Mansion Jars
Etsy | LITdecor

Haunted Mansion Jars

We love the baroque details on these Charleston, SC-inspired jars.

Spider Lights
A Pumpkin and a Princess

Spider Lights

A Pumpkin and a Princess made spider-embellished mason jar lights.

Elegant Lace Lanterns
Just a Girl and Her Blog

Elegant Lace Lanterns

Cover mason jars in black lace to create elegant lanterns like those seen on Just a Girl and Her Blog.

Silverware Holder
Baby Mama Juice

Silverware Holder

Baby Mama Juice used a mason jar partially filled with candy corn as a silverware holder at a Fall party.

Flying Witch Jar
Etsy | SimplebyBrooke

Flying Witch Jar

Bring a witch on a broomstick to your Halloween decor!


Leaf Tea Light Holders

Finish a Halloween tablescape with tea-light holders made by gluing leaves to the outside of mason jars. When the glue is dry, add twine for an extra touch.


Friendly Ghosts

After decorating the outside of a mason jar with the features of your friendly ghost, fill with marshmallows to get an all-white background.


Floating Heads

You'll scream with delight when you find out how easy it is to DIY a floating head in a jar.


A Mummy Jar

Simply wrap a jar with gauze or medical tape, add googly eyes, and voilà — a mummy!