Simple Halloween luminaries

I love luminaries!  And these are so simple to make - we just recycled some empty glass jars, pulled out some electrical tape (masking tape would work also) and used enamel paint we had left over from an old project (acrylics would be great as well).  I also found some battery powered tea light at a local bookstore for only 75 cents a pop, so these were so inexpensive to make also!

I started by cutting out some shapes from the tape to stick onto the jar.  Then Mina painted away.  So funny how none of my girls ever want to paint things the color they "should" be...

I wasn't able to take any pictures before Maisy was this far into painting hers.  She even decided to paint the inside a bit.

And this is my first picture of Lou's project, she did her own tape cutting and sticking.  I love how she always puts eyelashes on everything. 

After the paint dried completely I peeled the tape off to let the light shine through.  Aren't these fun? 

Check out these other ways to make luminaries:
Tin can luminaries
Milk jug luminaries
Mod podged luminaries

What other ways have you made luminaries?

Linking this post to JDaniel 4's Mom Halloween Traditions.


  1. Oh wow! Those are awesome! My son would get a kick out of these, thats for sure. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Fantastic! I'm loving these :) Thanks for linking up to {Not So} Tough Tuesdays on One Tough Mother!

  3. I love how spooky they look in the dark all lit up! I am pinning this fun idea. Visiting from Pinterest Tuesday. Vicky from

  4. Oh how I love luminaries! I'm tired of using bag luminaries to light our walkway for Halloween, so this year I'm going to do jars. Yours are amazing!!! Thanks so much for linking this up to Monstrously Creative Saturday! :)

    Mandi at BBM

  5. Love these! And I have a ton of extra jars setting around, too.

  6. Those turned out awesome- and how easy to make! Thank you for linking up to the The Sunday Showcase

  7. These look eerily fun!

    Thank you for linking to the Halloween Traditions link up!

  8. Thank you so much. I found this from another site and have to say it's such a great idea and kids will certainly LOVE this. It's a neat idea that I may just try it myself for Christmas or Valentine's with different graphics. Super creative.



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