Easy Jack-O-Lantern Luminaries

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Make these adorable Jack ‘o Lantern luminaries, just in time for Halloween!

Super easy Jack-O-Lantern candles: Kids love 'em!

We are starting to get our Halloween decorations out, and I thought it would be fun to make mini jack-o-lanterns for the kid’s rooms.

These Jack-O-Lantern Luminary candles were so easy to make, and they love having them in their rooms!

Would you like to make a few of these?  (It’s a great way to use up all those old jelly/baby food/dip glass jars we’ve all been hoarding saving…)

Here is how I made them:


  • Small glass jars w/ lids
  • Paint (I used leftover spray paint, but I am sure acrylic would work too.)
  • Stickers/Sticker paper (I used address labels)
  • Scissors/exacto knife
  • Tweezers
  • Tea lights

On your sticker paper, draw out whatever shape you like.

Cut the shapes out with the Exacto knife or scissors.

Apply the stickers to the jar with your tweezers and press them down firmly to avoid paint seeping under the stickers.

Give the jars a couple of coats of paint.  Paint your lids if desired.  I painted one black and tied a green piece of scrap fabric around the other.

Once the paint is dry, peel off your stickers, add the tea lights, and they’re done!  They both came out so cute!


This would make an awesome kids craft!  Have fun making your lanterns!

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  1. Kimberly Lewis says:

    Super cute! Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with! Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  2. These are just darling! Featured at this week's Project Inspire{d}!

  3. Adrian Peterson says:

    These are so cute and seem so easy to make! Love easy crafts:)

  4. Ginger Bergemann says:

    Fun! I bet the kiddos would enjoy helping create these too. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday! Hope to see you there next week.

  5. Natasha In Oz says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your fun project at the Say G’Day Linky Party. I’ve just shared your post on Pinterest/Twitter/Facebook.

    Best wishes for a great week!
    Natasha in Oz

  6. Bonny Yokeley says:

    These are adorable. I'm thinking they'd make fun night lights with those battery-powered tea lights!

  7. Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers says:

    These are super cute! What a fun craft to do with the kiddos and I bet they would love watching them at night. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer says:

    So cute, and a great idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  9. sew sweet vintage says:

    Jamie, this is so cute. A great idea for teachers!! I'm going to pin and pass along to my daughter. She teaches elem. art. I posted Vintage Halloween Apron to this party. I'm a follwer to yourblog now. Follow me to at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com and if you have a minute, give this newbie a face book like on my fb box on my blog:)

  10. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says:

    What a cute fun craft!

  11. blesid thrifter says:

    This is so darling! I would love to do something similar for my daughter's class for Halloween. (I'm room mom) I wonder if I could trust 33 6th graders with spray paint and exacto knives… 😉 Perhaps I will tweak your idea and use tissue paper and mod podge? Thanks for the really fun inspiration!

  12. Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted says:

    Cute project! Saw you on Someday Crafts and came to say hello : )

  13. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says:

    I have heard this one other time, I think it has to do with the "pin it" button I add. I will try to remember to NOT add the button until after the email goes out. Thanks for letting me know…
    PS my contact info is on the drop down menu bar under contact/pr

  14. I just have a question/comment about the emails I receive from you. Recently whenever I click on your email something pops up saying something like "scatteredthoughts/assets/pinterest…." and it is very slow to go away. This started about 2-3 weeks ago and it does it on my 2 computers. I guess it's a bug of some kind and I thought you might want to get it checked out…it is kind of annoying. I'm sorry to post this here but I didn't see any way to email you privately. Thank you.

  15. Christine says:

    What a fun project! I want to try making some with my ladies!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!