DIY Halloween Luminaries

We crafted a few Halloween-themed DIY luminaries from plastic buckets. Jack-o-Lanterns and Word Art will add festive decor to your home either indoors or outdoors.

Use these DIY Halloween luminaries to dress up a fireplace mantle or to create a fun entry way for when trick-or-treaters come to your door.

Halloween LuminariesDIY Jack-o-Lantern Luminary Halloween Decorations

Create a less scary Jack-o-Lantern luminary that will last you longer than an actual pumpkin with this simple tutorial with supplies from Oriental Trading.



Step 1: Cut Jack-o-Lantern eyes and a mouth from black paper or black felt and adhere to the jar with glue.
Step 2: Activate and insert 2 premium glow sticks into each bucket and enjoy your paint can Jack-o-Lantern. These would make fun luminaries to light the sidewalk to your front door!

Elegant DIY Halloween Word Art Luminary Decoration

You can also turn your plastic buckets into an elegant word art luminary decoration using the below how-to.



Step 1: Apply the stickers on the buckets to make whatever ‘Halloween’ word you want.  I chose ‘BOO’.
Step 2: Separate the tulle circles and stuff about 6 of them in the bucket, so that it’s full but not densely packed.
Step 3: Turn on a small LED tea light candle and insert into the bucket.Make sure you check out the other DIY Halloween Crafts I did with supplies from Oriental Trading; Beaded Pumpkin and Potion Bottles.

Oriental Trading has over 400 new Halloween items live on their site!  From costumes and candy to crafts and décor, they have items from not-so-scary and fun to creepy and eerie, they have Halloween gear for everyone.  They are also having a great promotion right now.  Visit today and enter to win their weekly prize — $250 in Halloween products of your choice from Oriental Trading. Plus, they’re giving away a $25 Oriental Trading gift card every day! Contest ends October 17, 2015.

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1 thought on “DIY Halloween Luminaries

  1. I really like your idea to make Halloween Luminaries to light up my fireplace next Halloween. I am going to work on these now and have them ready. Thanks for the idea!!

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