Heat Embossed Halloween Mason Jars and PDE Linky Party

Good morning and welcome back to another beautiful day for crafting! We’re excited to participate in another fabulous Design Team Challenge with Pause Dream Enjoy! We have linked up at this blog for a while now and always find inspiration browsing the wonderful projects posted, both from the Design Team members and the linky party participants! Be sure to jump over and link up your very own project for the world to see!

Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party with My Paper Craze     Pause Dream Enjoy Linky Party Halloween Decorations with DT Member My Paper Craze


Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a look at Pause Dream Enjoy and what they have going on this week! The theme for this linky party is {HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS}!  I can’t wait to check it out for myself, but first, here’s our project for the week!

Heat Embossed Halloween Mason Jars by My Paper Craze

If you’ve visited here before you know how much I love to add a few personal touches to our family gatherings.  I could have easily cut a few designs out of vinyl for my mason jars but I wanted to try something different this time.  My inspiration was a stamped vase I saw on pinterest but I wanted my images to stand out more to go with my party theme.  That’s when the light bulb came on and I decided to try heat embossing on my painted mason jar mugs.  I love how they turned out  but I must admit it would have been simpler had I not chosen such detailed images.  It took me 3 tries to get the cat’s tiny little eyes to show but the great part is that if you don’t like it just wipe it off with a wet towel before you heat it and stamp it again.  Try that when you’re working with cardstock!  lol  I put together the steps I used to make these but they are exactly the same as if I were working with paper.  BTW these will wash off with a small amount of pressure unless you seal them.

PicMonkey Collage


  • Mason jar {I got mine at Dollar Tree}
  • White paint
  • Black paint
  • Stamp {I used Close to My Heart Wicked #S1108}
  • Embossing powder {I used Wow Primary Ebony}
  • Versamark Ink
  • Antistatic pouch
  • Heat gun


1. Paint your mason jar.  I just used cheap spray paint on the outside of the jar.  If you want to paint your jar on the inside the heat embossing will work on bare glass also.

2.  Dust the area you are going to stamp with the antistatic pouch.

3.  Apply Versamark ink to your stamp.

4.  Stamp your image onto the jar where you dusted it.

5.  Pour your embossing powder onto your stamped image.  Be sure to place something under it to catch the excess so you can pour it back into the jar.  At this point you may need to use a small brush to remove any unwanted stray embossing powder.

6.  Using your heat gun at approximately 6″ from your image, heat the embossing powder until you can see it melting.  The change in appearance will be obvious.


So now that I’ve shared my project, jump on over to Pause Dream Enjoy and link up!  For an added bonus, check out the other link ups and DT projects for even more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping in and see you soon!


  1. Janis

    Love your Halloween Decorations. Thanks for the tutorial. These really turned out great!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Janis!

  2. Nana

    Awesome decorations.
    Have a creative day.
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    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Nana!

  3. Winnie

    I lpoooove the mugs becky – super cute!!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Winnie!

  4. Migdalia

    WOW! This is FABULOUS!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Migdalia!

  5. Sharon

    What awesome mason jars!!! I would have never thought to heat emboss on glass. I’m gonna have to try that for Christmas. Our daughter loves things like this. She would so love something like this for Christmas. Thank you for the great idea!!! I so love your jars!!!! 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Sharon!

  6. Erlene

    Such a neat project. Now I want a heat gun 🙂

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Erlene!

  7. Ritchil Shafer (Cheng and 3 Kids)

    These mason jars are sooo cute! I got a heat gun a few years ago and I never really got to use it a lot. I’m trying this for sure!

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks so much!

  8. Dee

    Love this, Becky — looks great! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle! 🙂

  9. Amy @ A Cup Full of Sass

    I love anything with Mason Jars so this craft is a favorite for me! I love it! Thanks for linking up on Monday Funday!

  10. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/

    Hello gorgeous!Super cute!Pinned. We hope to see you at our party tonight at 7 pm. It is so fun to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  11. Kim Thompson

    What a great idea, they look amazing and the fact you can wipe off and start again before heating means I could do this with the grandchildren. Thanks for the idea and for sharing with us at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim x

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Thanks Kim! We enjoy trying new things!

  12. Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie

    This is such a fun project! Just wanted to let you know these Halloween mason jars were featured at this week’s Pin Junkie pin party!

  13. Rose's DIY Crafts, at FineCraftGuild

    A NEW IDEA for Mason jar crafts. I thought that ‘everything’ had been done before, but I haven’t seen this embossing technique yet. OK. You’ll be featured as the latest idea in my ’50+ Mason Jar Crafts’ – article… It’s lovely that you are partying with us at the http://www.FineCraftGuild.com and look forward to seeing you again this Wednesday.

    1. Becky Dykes (Post author)

      Wow, thanks so much for the feature! Thanks for hosting!

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