Halloween Luminaries

Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

Every year I try to make something new to add to my arsenal of Halloween decor. I’ve seen lots of mason jar Halloween luminaries made with craft paint but I wanted mine to be more translucent. They were really simple to make using Plaid’s Mod Podge Sheer Colors Paint and a Sharpie. 

Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

Here is what you will need for 3 Halloween luminaries:

3 Glass Jars – I found these without any writing or ridges on them at a craft store

2 4 oz bottles orange Mod Podge Sheer Colors Paint

1 black Sharpie Marker

Pumpkin Stencils (optional)

Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

Before you start painting, take a cookie sheet and put a sheet of paper or tin foil on it. Then set a cookie cooling rack in the pan. Take your mason jar and pour in 1/2 a bottle of Plaids Mod Podge Glass Paint. 

Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

Swirl it around till the entire jar is coated in the paintMake these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

Place upside down on your rack so that the extra paint drains out of the jar. Let it sit overnight to drain then you can turn it upright to finish drying.Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

The paint is cloudy when it’s wet and translucent when it’s dry. My drying time was three days. You can see the difference below.

 Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

Once your paint is dry take a Sharpie marker and draw on your faces. You can use an adhesive stencil if you don’t want to free hand them. 

Make these easy see through Halloween Luminaries with Mod Podge glass paint, a Sharpie, and a Mason Jar

To light them up I used small LED lights I found at my local craft store in the wedding isle or you can use a battery operated candle. Do not use a real candle for flammable reasons. These would also be super cute with flowers in them as a table decoration!

 


4 Responses

  1. Where did you find the Mod Podge Sheer Colors paint? I went to Michael's and they did not have anything like that. Would love to make this craft but not sure where to find the paint.
    1. If your Micheals doesn't have it you may find it at Joanne Fabrics or Hobby Lobby but Amazon has it too
  2. These are tooo cute, I love them. Pinning them and going to make them. Great tutorial too. Jemma

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