Mason Jar Halloween Scenes {An Easy Halloween Craft}

Deck out the house with Halloween Scenes made inside Mason Jars. Get into the spirit of Halloween this week by creating fun haunted scenes. Come on in and I’ll show you how to make a This Easy Halloween Craft to decorate your house with or use as a Halloween Party Craft

mason jar Halloween craft

Halloween Craft

This is so much fun. With so many Halloween Miniature Displays, you can really go to town on creating Halloween Scenes to decorate with.

Easy Halloween Craft

This is a great craft for kids or adults. It’s fun for everyone.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make this Halloween Craft…

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  • 16 oz. Mason Jar (if you have kids, plastic is preferred)
  • 3-inch styrofoam balls
  • low temp glue gun with glue sticks
  • miniature Halloween or Fall Display Accessories – I found mine at Michael’s Craft Store, but you could get some off of Amazon at your local craft store, like  Hobby Lobby
  • *I used a black glitter twig from Michael’s Craft Store for the tree
  • *The ghosts are little torn corners of white coffee filters
  • Spider web
  • Black Sharpie

Instructions for this Mason Jar Halloween Scene Display…


haunted display for Halloween

  • Cut the styrofoam ball in half
  • Unscrew the mason jar and flip the lid over
  • Glue the ball to the lid of the mason jar, so the flat side was facing up
  • Use a Sharpie to color the styrofoam ball black (at least the top half that will be visible)
  • *If doing a fall display, you might want to choose another color to color the ball – like brown, yellow or even green for the ground

Decorating the styrofoam…

haunted display for Halloween


  • If you are doing a haunted tree, trim a small portion from your black twig that will resemble a tree in your jar. Push the end of the twig into the stryofoam to stablilize the haunted tree and decorate it with bats, spiders, spider web, and/or ghosts
  • Add other accessories to the top of the styrofoam ball and glue down – graves, black cats, jack-o-lanterns, bats, spiders, and skeletons are all great ideas
  • The Ghosts I Made –  are ripped pieces of a coffee filter folded over with a sharpie used for the ghost face
  • Spider web stretched across the display add another display of creepy


  • Place the glass or plastic jar over the display and screw the lid on tight
  • That’s it!

Happy Halloween

~ Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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