Ghost Luminaries

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


Greet this year’s trick or treaters with a frightfully fun lighted path to your door. Kids can make these fun luminaries with very few supplies and plenty of imagination. Get started today!

You will need

clean, empty jars

white acrylic paint

black acrylic paint

black Sharpie marker

tea light candles or other illumination 

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page ! NOTE: If you prefer to stay away from candles and flames, check out discount department stores, craft stores and party supply shops for glow lights and other alternate illuminating devices.

What you do

Paint jars with white acrylic paint. Let dry completely then add a second coat. Let dry, preferably overnight. Use a black Sharpie marker to draw on eyes and mouths, then fill in with black acrylic paint. Let dry completely. Add glow lights, tea light candles, votive candles or any other illumination and line them up along your sidewalk for a fun and spooky entrance.

To see a fun variation on these luminaries visit Crafts by Amanda where she has made these colorful Goblin Luminaries for Halloween

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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