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Eyeballs In A Mason Jar: A Thrifty and Spooky Homesteading Craft

Halloween is creeping around the corner , and if you’re a homesteader like me, you probably appreciate the value of resourcefulness.

The changing leaves, crisp air, and the anticipation of spooky festivities in the air all call for a celebration.

So, let’s embark on a fun, budget-friendly DIY project that will get you in the spirit of the season.

We’re going to create “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar,” a quirky and spooky decoration that adds a dash of Halloween charm to your homestead.

As a homesteader , you understand the art of making the most out of what you have, and that philosophy extends to crafting.

Mason jars, those versatile workhorses of the homesteading world, will be our canvas for this project.

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to combine your resourcefulness with a touch of spookiness, making your homestead the perfect backdrop for a hauntingly good time.


Mason Jars: The Homesteader’s Best Friend

Mason jars are the unsung heroes of homesteading, silently waiting on our shelves to rise to the occasion.

They are the embodiment of practicality, proving time and again their versatility in the world of DIY projects.

From canning preserves to storing dried goods, these glass wonders have earned their place as a staple in homesteading.

The allure of mason jars lies not only in their multifunctionality but also in their robust nature.

Their sturdy design can withstand the test of time and repeated use, mirroring the resilience we homesteaders cherish in our way of life.

You can rely on them for the long haul, making them an investment that continues to pay off.

But here’s the best part: if you’re a seasoned homesteader, there’s a strong chance you already have a collection of mason jars waiting to be repurposed.

Perhaps they previously held last year’s delicious strawberry jam, or they were filled with pickles, their tangy aroma still lingering.

Mason jars have a way of accumulating, quietly reminding us of their untapped potential.

This project highlights the essence of homesteading – making the most of what we have.

It’s about embracing the abundance of resources that surround us, even if that resource is a trusty mason jar.

And what better way to celebrate their versatility than by turning them into Halloween decorations that will enchant your homestead?

“Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” offers a fresh perspective on how these homesteading essentials can be repurposed for a season of spookiness.

It’s a testament to the creativity that thrives on homesteads, where every item is a potential tool for crafting.

So, whether you’re an experienced homesteader with jars aplenty or just beginning your journey, this project is a nod to the humble mason jar, making it the star of your Halloween decor.

In the next section, we’ll continue to explore the budget-friendly aspects of this project, keeping the spirit of homesteading at the forefront of our crafting adventure .

Cost-Effective Crafting: Thrifty Homesteader Approved

Homesteaders have a reputation for their frugal ways, and this project embodies that spirit. “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” is not just about creating a spooky decoration; it’s about doing it on a budget.

The beauty of this project is that most of the supplies can be found at your local dollar store.

For those of us who have a knack for penny-pinching, dollar stores are treasure troves filled with possibilities.

I, for one, managed to complete this eerie endeavor for under $15.00, and that’s quite a feat considering the spine-chilling effect it brings to your Halloween decor.

The secret to a thrifty Halloween isn’t just about where you shop but what you choose. “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” offers the perfect blend of cost-effectiveness and creativity.

It’s a testament to the homesteading way of life where we take what we have and turn it into something extraordinary.

Adding a Spooky Companion: The Thrifty Thrills Continue

As homesteaders, we’re known for our ability to find joy in repurposing items, and this project is no exception.

To enhance the eerie allure of “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar,” I couldn’t resist adding a spooky companion – a raven with lighted eyes.

This raven isn’t just any decoration; it’s a perfect embodiment of the homesteader’s knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, and here’s a little secret: it doesn’t have to break the bank.

In the true spirit of budget-friendly crafting, I found a light-up raven at a local store for just $7.50, which was half the cost of the project, but an investment that I felt elevated the project to new heights.

It’s a thrilling find that not only adds a layer of mystique to the project but also aligns perfectly with our budget-conscious theme.

This goes to show that with a bit of creativity and a keen eye for the right finds, we can add a whole new dimension to our DIY projects.

The raven with its gleaming eyes is the perfect companion for “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar,” setting the scene for a spooktacular Halloween display.

How To Make Halloween Eyeballs In A Jar

So, let’s get crafty and dive into the step-by-step guide to creating your own “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar.”

Whether you’re a seasoned homesteader or new to the lifestyle, this DIY project will be a hauntingly good addition to your Halloween decor.

Here is how I made this diy eyeball jar:

Eyeballs In A Mason Jar Halloween Project

Eyeballs In A Mason Jar Halloween Project

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    1. Place a single layer of plastic eyeballs in the bottom of the canning jar making sure the eyes are facing outward.
    2. Place a few chocolate eyeballs on top of the first layer of plastic eyeballs to fill in any large gaps. Again be sure the eyes are facing outward.
    3. Continue layering the plastic eyeballs and the chocolate eyeballs until the entire jar is filled up.
    4. Put the plastic lid on the mason jar.
    5. Add a ribbon around the edge of the lid and glue it to the lid, not the jar.
    6. Glue a plastic eyeball into the center of a black rose. Be sure to press the eyeball into the rose and hold it in place until the glue is dry.
    7. Glue the black rose with the eyeball to the front of the ribbon. Again be sure you do not glue it to the jar. Remove the lid to do this if necessary.
    8. Hold the rose in place until the glue is dry.
    9. Poke a small hole in a plastic eyeball. The hole needs to be close to the size of the tip of the Ravens beak.
    10. Use a small dot of glue and attach the plastic eyeball to the Raven's beak. Let this dry.
    11. Glue the Raven's feet to the top of the plastic lid and hold the Raven in place until the glue is dry.
    12. Display the decoration!

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Sustainability in Crafting: An Eco-Conscious Homesteader’s Touch

One of the beauties of being a homesteader is the inclination towards sustainability.

While the candy eyeballs add a delightful, sweet surprise to the jar, it’s essential to consider their longevity.

Halloween is a temporary season, but our values of sustainability extend far beyond that.

Instead of tossing away those candy eyeballs, I encourage you to think long-term.

Keep your eyes open for smaller, plastic or fake eyeballs that can replace the sweets.

This way, your “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” can become a cherished staple in your Halloween decor year after year.

It’s a small yet impactful eco-conscious step, perfectly in line with the principles of homesteading.

By incorporating sustainability into our crafting, we not only save resources but also make a long-lasting impact.

Homesteading and Halloween: A Perfect Pair of Creativity

Homesteading isn’t just about self-sufficiency; it’s about celebrating creativity and resourcefulness.

Halloween, with its imaginative spirit, offers the ideal canvas for us to let our inventive side shine.

“Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” is more than a spooky decoration; it’s an opportunity to fuse our love for crafting with the allure of this enchanting season.

As homesteaders, we appreciate the value of simplicity, and this DIY project beautifully encapsulates that spirit.

“Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” brings joy, spookiness, and a touch of whimsy to our homesteads.

It turns our spaces into eerie yet charming retreats, perfect for celebrating the changing seasons and embracing the spookiness of autumn.

Eyeballs in a Mason Jar: Spooky Homesteading Magic on a Budget

As we’ve delved into the world of homesteading and Halloween crafting, the allure of “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” has come to life.

Mason jars, those steadfast companions of the homesteading journey, have proven to be the perfect canvas for our spooky project.

Their versatility, combined with our homesteader’s knack for resourcefulness, sets the stage for a Halloween decoration that’s both budget-friendly and creative.

In the spirit of thrifty crafting, we’ve ventured into dollar stores, and other low cost discount stores discovering gems like the light-up raven that elevates the eerie charm of our Mason Jar Eyeballs.

This project exemplifies how, as homesteaders, we appreciate the value of simplicity, making the most out of what we have and what we find.

Sustainability is at the core of our homesteading ethos, and “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” doesn’t disappoint.

By considering the long-term impact of our crafting choices, we’ve opted for fake or plastic eyeballs to replace the temporary candy ones.

This small yet meaningful step aligns perfectly with our principles of making sustainable choices in all aspects of our lives.

Homesteading and Halloween might seem like an unusual pairing, but they complement each other beautifully.

We’ve brought the creativity, resourcefulness, and a touch of whimsy from our homesteads into the realm of spooky season.

“Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” is a testament to our ability to embrace the changing seasons, celebrating them with the same enthusiasm we reserve for growing our own food and taking care of our animals.

So, whether you’re a seasoned homesteader with a stash of mason jars waiting for their next adventure, or you’re new to the homesteading lifestyle, “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar” promises to be a hauntingly good addition to your Halloween decor.

It’s a celebration of what it means to be a homesteader – creative, thrifty, and dedicated to sustainable living.

As you embark on this Halloween crafting journey, may your homestead be filled with the spooky magic of “Eyeballs in a Mason Jar.”

It’s a reminder that even in the darkest season, our homesteads shine with the light of resourcefulness and creativity.

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