6 Spectacular Luminaries for Halloween
- Back-lit vintage images drawn on paper bags are a gorgeous way to update the classic white paper bags. (originally seen on the blog It’s a Love Story, which is no longer active)
- If T were a bit older, I would make these Fall Leaf Luminaries (Martha Stewart) by collecting leaves and having T paint over them on a paper bag. This is also perfect for kids who are afraid of anything scary.
- Looking for something a bit craftier? Mason Jar Luminaries from Crafts by Amanda are more fire-resistant than paper bags, and glow so cute!
- Why not turn your pumpkins into luminaries? (Martha Stewart) Just drill holes into your pumpkins to make them shine in bright patterns.
- Melted crayon luminaries (seen at Aunt Peaches) are so colorful and fun. These are perfect for those of us who are challenged at drawing beautiful images.
- Scrap Matters (no longer active) made some awesome luminaries with a printed pattern. I love the idea of being able to use the computer to create beautiful graphics instead of drawing.
My favorites are definitely the crayon luminaries. I love how colorful they are. And while all the other luminaries above are beautiful, and perfect, and all sorts of fabulous, these just have that comfortable and fun feel that screams-well, screaming happy kid. Instead of trying to schedule luminary making during nap time, or making the Husband take over baby duty, I could get T involved.
Which of the luminaries for Halloween do you like best?
Do you have any luminary traditions where you live?
Aunt Peaches says
I'm so tickled you featured my post 🙂 And can I just say, "screaming happy kid" is about the best compliment anyone ever paid me!
Peaches – I wrote that because I could totally see my 1 year old screeching while going to town on a paper bag with a crayon. It may yet happen, I'll keep you posted!