Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Luminaries
Fill clear buckets with battery-operated tea lights to easily craft kid-safe, fireproof luminaries to light up your Halloween celebrations.
By: Kim Stoegbauer
- clear acrylic paint buckets (or cylindrical glass vase)
- jack-o'-lantern face glass clings (or permanent marker)
- battery-operated tea lights
Add Jack-o'-Lantern's Face
Gather all supplies and select the face cling/decal you would like to use (Image 1). Peel backing off of cling and adhere to front of paint bucket (Image 2). Tip: Alternately, you can draw a jack-o'-lantern face directly onto the bucket with a permanent marker.
Add Sand and Tea Light
Add sand to the bottom of paint bucket (Image 1). Add a battery-operated tea light and your luminary is ready to light your walkway (Image 2). Note: Most flameless candles have a battery life of around 100 hours, which should last through several nights leading up to Halloween.
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