This Halloween Head in a Jar DIY is the Creepiest & Easiest Decor!

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Easily create these creepy Halloween heads in a jar. They take just minutes to make and are a super frugal DIY decor idea!

hand holding side of glass jar with creep halloween face masks in jar

Things are getting really creepy this Halloween! 🎃

Decorating for Halloween can be so much more than just pumpkins and pretty fall wreaths. If you’re looking to make things extra creepy this year, these Halloween head in a jar decor pieces are such a scary yet simple DIY you can add to your home!

…And the results are totally unreal! Literally! 

close up of halloween masks in glass jars on wood table

I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween myself, but now that my two boys are starting to get really into the holiday and all things scary, I’ve started to come around to the idea of making Halloween at our home a little extra creepy.

Oh, the things we do for our kids.

After seeing this incredibly easy Halloween decor idea Lina made years ago, I knew I needed to try it out this year and that my boys would get such a kick out of it! So if you’re looking for the ultimate creepy decor to add to your home or put out for trick or treaters this year, you’re absolutely going to love this simple DIY idea!

creepy scary halloween face masks in walmart shopping cart

All you’ll need for this simple Halloween DIY is a creepy mask (the more realistic, the better!), a glass jar, and water!

You’re not going to believe how real they look and that’s with very little to no effort on your part! 😱🤯😨

Here are the Halloween masks I used in my pics:

hand holding a thrift store fortnite mask

As another idea, head to your local thrift store for a possible score! While I didn’t luck out this year at my thrift store, you may be able to find a creepy mask for just a couple of bucks – making this easy DIY even easier on your wallet!

Even better, you can make this Halloween DIY even more frugal if you already have a creepy Halloween mask laying around. 👏🏻

Dollar tree Halloween masks in a bin

Hip Tip: Every year, Dollar Tree has tons of Halloween masks to choose from so if you’re really on a tight budget, you can check out their selection too.

halloween clown mask in clear glass jar in walmart store aisle

You’ll also need a glass jar for each mask.

I found gallon-sized jars work best to fit my Halloween face masks and since I didn’t have any laying around, I grabbed a few at Walmart. Plus, these glass storage jars are super trendy right now, so even though they weren’t the most frugal idea, they can easily be repurposed as a pretty pantry storage idea or even for regifting as Lina did for this Christmas idea!

halloween face mask in pickle jar on kitchen counter

A gallon-sized pickle jar is also an even more frugal idea if you have one laying around or plan to purchase a jar of pickles for your upcoming Halloween party.

If you have an old jar AND a mask laying around, this Halloween head in a jar DIY could potentially be FREE! 👏🏻

This sealed or air-tight glass jar idea is best if you plan to place your creepy Halloween mask jars in places they could potentially be knocked over.

creepy halloween face masks in clear glass jars on wood table

Halloween Heads in a Jar




Gather your creepy Halloween face masks and gallon-size jars. Again, the creepier the mask, the better your outcome will be!


Take off any foam padding from inside and cut off black elastic straps. This step is optional, but encouraged so it doesn’t take away from the realistic look once complete!


Place your Halloween mask in your jar and fill with water until full. You may have to reposition the mask as it fills.


Hip Tip: One of my masks had hair and it did just fine in the water, however, you can also opt to have some stick out of the lid as I did with the Granny & Zombie masks. This also helps to hide the back of the mask and make it look more realistic. 


Place your lid on once your jar is full and your mask is positioned the way you want it.


Now you get to enjoy your creepy & super scary Halloween DIY!

creepy halloween masks laying out to dry on blue towel

Save your masks for next year!

Once Halloween is over, empty your jars and lay your masks out to dry so you can save them for next year! 👏🏻

creepy halloween face masks in jars on wood storage bench

Well, I’m not too sure what our neighbors will think, but the boys sure are getting a kick out of this simple Halloween DIY! LOL! 🤣

Happy Halloween, Hip2Savers! 🎃👻

Oh, and don’t forget, if you make this fun & creepy DIY, make sure to share your Halloween decor with us by tagging us on Facebook or Instagram! We love seeing all your holiday creations and we love hearing from you even more!

WOW! Lina did this Halloween craft with a laundry pod container! 😱🤯😍

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 7

  1. Alma

    Love, love, love this idea!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      So glad you love it, Alma! If you create some at home make sure to tag us in a picture so we can see! 🙂

  2. Lori

    For an even creepier look put a glow stick in the jar!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      That does sound creepier! Thanks for the suggestion, Lori!

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Great idea, Lori! Thanks for sharing!

  3. HipMomof3

    This is so creepy I don’t think I could do it, but I bet Collin’s husband loves it!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      lol You know him so well, he sure does!! 😆

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