I love when I can take something plain and turn it into something super fun, especially when it was a cheap find! The other day I was in the craft store and came across this plain clear pumpkin jar that had all sorts of potential. I knew I wanted to do something with it but I wasn’t sure what, and then I had an idea! I could make it super sparkly and fun and make it a fancy candy bowl, just perfect for fall. So after some time and crafting my plain pumpkin turned into a Glitter Pumpkin candy bowl- that will make people think you paid much more for it!
What you’ll need
glass pumpkin jar
The first step is to glitter the inside of the jar. To do this, pour a good amount (about 1/4 cup, maybe more) of mod podge inside of your jar and add a whole bunch of your glitter. I chose copper, but you could do orange or even black, for a more Halloween feel. Stir them together so they are completely mixed and then you’ll need to slowly turn the jar so the glue covers the entire inside of the jar. This part took a few minutes, since you can just flip it over since it’s curved.
Once it’s covered, you’ll need to flip it over and let the remaining glue drip out. I used an old box with some newspaper in it to catch the drips. Leave this sitting for at least and hour this way. After and hour or so, you can turn it right side up and let it dry overnight, or maybe less if you put it outside in the sun.
While the bottom is drying, you can paint the lid. I used this metallic copper paint I had and just used a foam brush and painted a few coats inside the lid, allowing it to dry for a few in-between.
Once they are both dry, they are ready to use! You could keep the jar empty or fill it with pine cones, or candy like me! But, of course, since you used paint and glue, you’ll want to put wrapped candy in here and not loose candy- but if your house is anything like mine, the candy won’t even last anyways.
I love how the glitter and copper lid gives the jar a sophisticated fall feel and is festive but a little fancy at the same time. I really love the look of the cloudy glitter jar so much, I think I’ll do the same process with a mason jar that I am using for my pens in my office- especially seeing how easy it was to make!
All together this jar was very simple to make, just took some time to get the glitter around and also to let it dry, but I think for the cost (which was less than $10!) and the final product, it was well worth it!