Painted Jar Luminaries


Painted Jar Luminaries

Painted Jar Luminaries

Give your soiree a spooky glow with these fun Painted Jar Luminaries. These homemade Halloween decorations are perfect to put on tables, to scatter throughout your home, or to light up your back patio. We love this tutorial because it teaches you how to make Halloween decorations that you will actually use. At your next party, guests will be in awe of your craftiness. In fact, these luminaries are so cute, we bet people will be asking you where you bought them.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniquePainting










Mason jars make for some of the cutest crafts. For more Halloween mason jar ideas, check out our collection here: 24 Wicked Halloween Mason Jar Craft Ideas





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What a bright and interesting collection of pumpkin luminaries. The first one is maybe too colourful for me, I loved the ghost one but they were all similar so the third batch was my favourite. I'd stick to something neutral and bright like the ghost luminaries but also add the vibrance monsters of the third. A party decoration is never complete without lighting.

I don't even "do" Halloween, but those are so cute that I am tempted to try it anyway. I wonder how they would look if I removed the paint from the features so the light would shine through them? I am not sure how to do it, though! Maybe paste paper features inside the jars before painting, then remove them?


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