DIY Halloween Luminaries

These Halloween luminaries are an easy holiday craft and are a great way to decorate your porch for Halloween!

I’m so excited about the cute Halloween craft I’ve got for you today. I’m going to show you how to make these fun DIY luminaries to decorate and light up your porch for Halloween. They are simple to make and only require a few supplies, but they look awesome during the day and at night.
Ready to make one? It’s so simple! I’ll walk you through it. 
Supplies Needed:

  * Glitter Washi Tape
  * Wooden Craft Sticks
  * Tissue Paper
  * Hot Glue
  * LED Tea Lights

Begin by cutting five 4 1/2 inch squares of tissue paper. Glue craft sticks to the four sides of each tissue paper square. I used hot glue because I’m impatient, so I like hot glue, but if you want to do this craft with kids, I recommend using the Scotch® glue to avoid burning little fingers.
You’ll end up with this: 
Now glue the squares together to form a cube with one open side. 
Line the vertical edges around the cube with glitter tape, then repeat along the top and bottom edges of the cube. This helps hide the seams and adds a bit of bling. Because you can never have enough glitter, right?
Washi tape is not super sticky, so I added hot glue to the beginning and end of each piece to keep it secure. Wouldn’t want pieces falling off halfway through the Halloween festivities. 
Use a black marker to draw a face onto each luminary. 
If your luminaries will be sitting on the porch, you are done. If you want to hang them, make a handle by cutting one 11 inch piece of washi tape and one 9 inch piece, then sticking them together, like this:

Add the handle across the open side of the cube, securing each end with glue.
Place the LED tea light inside, turn out the lights, and watch your cute luminary come to life!
Isn’t that so fun?! The Frankenstein face is my favorite. Look how cute he is:
I used a piece of string to hang my luminaries from the porch railing with a garland of Fall leaves. I love that the decorations look cute and glittery in the day…

 … and just as fun and festive and colorful at night.

I just love a good holiday craft!

Want even more fun Halloween crafting ideas? Check them out HERE!


  1. Cute. You could use wrapping cellophane. They have a variety of colors and holiday designs. Some dollar stores carry it. Otherwise party shops or the gift wrap/party section at any Walmart. Weatherproofing entirely will still be tough though.

  2. These are ADORABLE!im so excited to make these with my residents. My only question is how did you assemble the cube once the tissue was attached to the sticks?


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