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Easy Jack-O-Lantern Luminaries

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 my kids rooms.

These Jack-O-Lantern Luminary candles were so easy to make and the kids 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 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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