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.
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)
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.
Swirl it around till the entire jar is coated in the paint
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.
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.
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.
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!