It’s time for Craft Lightning–Halloween style–once again! Last year, I showed you how to make these rediculously easy black sock cats the kids can manage to make on their own. This year, I’m giving details on how to light up your sidewalk for Trick-or-Treaters with a few 3 minute to make DIY Halloween Luminaries.
Orange Solo cups are out there to be had — just probably not at your local box discount store. I picked these up at Hobby Lobby, and I’ve also seen them at places like Party City. If you don’t feel like heading out to the store, there is always Amazon for orange cups. (affiliate link, yo.)
- Orange Solo cups
- Sharpie marker
- Glass cobochans
- Hot glue gun
- Battery operated tea light
To start your cute little Halloween Luminaries, take your orange cup, turn it upside down and draw lots of fun pumpkin faces on them with your sharpie.
Heat up your hot knife, and cut the faces out of the pumpkins.
While these are cute as is, they are really impractical if there is any sort of wind because they are so light. To solve this little problem and keep them from blowing all around, buy a bag of those flat glass bead looking things (proper name is cobochans) from the dollar store, and hot glue five or six of them around the inside rim of the cup. This should give it enough weight that it won’t shift around on you on account of a little breeze.
Turn on your battery operated tea light, and place your upside down weighted pumpkin cup on top. It’s just that easy. When the sun goes down, these will be the perfect spooky addition to your Halloween decor!