Jack-o’-Lantern Ornaments Halloween Garland DIY

Today’s craft idea is all about the Jack-O’-Lantern!

Jack-O'-Lantern Ornaments Halloween Garland DIY

Did you know?

Decorating ‘jack-o’-lanterns’ originated in Ireland in the 1500’s? The name comes from a myth about a man nicknamed “Stingy Jack.” The first jack-o’-lanterns were carved from turnips and potatoes. The story is actually really interesting!

I created super cute pumpkin ornaments with jack-o’-lantern faces and turned them into a festive Halloween garland. This simple project is perfect for the whole family.

To create your own, you’ll need the following supplies:

  • Clear ornaments (I used plastic ones purchased at my local dollar store)
  • Orange Glitter
  • Glitter–It (I purchased on Amazon. I’ve also heard floor polish works well!)
  • Black paint pen or permanent marker
  • Twine, ribbon or string for garland

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First, carefully remove the top of the ornament and pour the Glitter–It inside.

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Swirl the liquid all the way around the inside of the ornament.

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Then, simply pour any excess back into the bottle.

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Next, it’s time to add the glitter! I created a small funnel by rolling up a piece of paper and securing it with tape.

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Pour the glitter into the ornament and shake, shake, shake! Don’t worry about adding too much glitter – you can pour all of the excess back into the container. Make sure the inside of the ornament is fully covered in glitter.

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Let dry. If your ornaments need more glitter – you may repeat the previous steps.

Now, on to my favorite part – adding the faces! I found that a paint pen works best, but a regular Sharpie is fine if that’s all you have on hand.

This is a great step to get the whole family involved in. They will love designing their own spooky jack-o’-lantern faces! Get creative!

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Lastly, carefully pop the tops of the ornaments back on and – voilà!

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Aren’t they cute? I mean… aren’t they super spooky?!

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These ornaments would be perfect for hanging around the house or a great addition to a Halloween gift!

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The ornaments are so fun as is, but I decided to turn them into a Halloween garland.

I used orange twine, but you could use any sort of ribbon or string. I strung the ornaments onto the twine and tied a knot at the top of each ornament to secure it into place.

Jack O' Lantern Halloween Garland DIY

I love how this Halloween craft turned out! I strung them in my living room and they’re the perfect pop of spookiness!

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Are you enjoying decorating your home for Halloween as much as I am?! If you make this Halloween garland I would LOVE to see it!

Stay spooky!

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Ashley Schwarz Barnes

Being a lifelong crafter, I fit right in here at Club ChicaCircle! I LOVE all things colorful & creative. I am the marketing chica behind the scenes & social media pages. I love being able to utilize my marketing degree & 10 years of online marketing experience in such a fun & crafty way! When I'm not working here at ChicaCircle, you'll find me creating for my handmade shop at Celebuttons.com. 

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