18 Adorable Halloween Luminary DIYs for the Perfect Holiday Decor

18 Halloween Luminary Crafts for Decorating Your Home

One of the best parts about decorating your home for Halloween is making it unique. While there are many fancy looking decor choices at the store, some of the best setups are creatively made from items you can find around your home. If you’re looking for a fun craft for this Halloween, make your home glow with one of these Halloween luminary DIYs. They’re sure to make a statement and help you stand out from all the other homes on the block.

1. Pumpkin Tealights

Hanging Pumpkin Tealight DIY
Source: Food N Service

These little tealights are the perfect details to add to your decor to give it a home crafted look.

2. Tealight Witches

Tealight Witch Halloween DIYs
Source: Smart School House

If you’re good on pumpkins, try out this adorable witch tealight craft.

3. Silly Witch Magnet

Silly Witch Magnet DIY
Source: Darice

Don’t forget to include your fridge! These magnets might even inspire you to create some festive goodies like pumpkin pies or pumpkin bisque (mm!).

4. Clay Ghosts

DIY Tealight Ghosts
Source: The Decorated Cookie

I’ve always enjoyed getting my hands a little dirty playing with clay. If you have kids, they’re sure to get a kick out of this activity.

5. Mini Pumpkin Centerpiece

Mini Pumpkin Tealight Centerpiece DIY
Source: Home for the Harvest

This pumpkin centerpiece idea may be exactly what you’re looking for if you need something a bit more formal.

6. Floating Witch Hat

Witch Hat Luminary DIY for Halloween
Source: Polka dot Chair

These witch hat luminaries are all the rage across the Internet, and for good reason! The best part is that it’s super easy to make on a budget.

7. Paper Bag Luminary

Paper Bag Luminary DIY for Halloween
Source: Unoriginal Mom

Paper bags are surprisingly useful for Halloween crafts. Send yourself or your kids off for the day with an adorable Halloween themed bag. Make some extras, and you’ve got a luminary that just needs a tealight to be complete.

8. Flying Witch

Flying Witch Luminary DIY for Halloween
Source: Pazzles

If you have some artistic ability, you can create a spooky Halloween scene to show off on your front porch.

9. Spooky Spider

Spider Luminary DIY for Halloween Decorating
Source: Shelley Hickox

I love how this luminary looks like a legitimate (and expensive) lantern! Plus, it’s so much cheaper to make one yourself rather than dropping 50 bucks at the store.

10. Tin Can Luminaries

Tin Can Trick or Treat Luminary DIY
Source: Jolly Mom

Add some rustic appeal to your home by including some of these ‘Trick or Treat’ tin cans.

11. Spirit Jugs

DIY Spirit Jugs - Luminary for Halloween
Source: Eighteen 25

These spirit jugs are so simple to make. Just save your old water or milk jugs, grab a sharpie and a tealight. That’s it!

12. More Spirit Jugs

Spirit Jug DIY for Halloween
Source: Third Stop on the Right

Here are more examples of the cool things you can make from jugs.

13. Night Lights

Kids Halloween Night Light DIY
Source: Kids’ Activities Blog

These festive nightlights are a perfect way to dress up your kid’s (or your own if you’re scared of the dark) room.

14. Colorful Skull Luminaries

Colorful Skull Luminary DIY for Halloween
Source: Crafts by Amanda

Bring some color into your design by painting some mason jars.

15. Jack-O-Lantern Luminaries

Jack-o-Lantern Luminaries DIY for Halloween
Source: Crafts by Amanda

The less paint you use, the brighter your mason jars will shine.

16. Plastic Cup Lanterns

Plastic Cup Halloween Lantern Monster DIY
Source: The Australian Baby Blog

Be sure to hold onto those plastic cups and re-purpose them as monster lights.

17. Colorful Milk Jug Luminaries

Colorful Milk Jug Halloween Luminary DIY
Source: Making Memories With Your Kids

If the jug luminaries pictured before weren’t quite festive enough, try using multi-colored lights!

18. Mason Jar Pumpkin Luminary

Pumpkin Mason Jar Luminary DIY
Source: Love and Marriage Blog

Try placing these pumpkin mason jars in your window to provide ambiance to the interior and exterior of your home.


I cannot tell you how excited I am for Halloween, especially with these ideas up my sleeve! I’ve always been a fan of decorating by using lights and this will definitely help set the mood in my home this year.

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