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Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

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Pumpkin Luminary Jar!

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Pumpkin Luminary Jar

There are plenty of luminary jar tutorials out there, but many of them use new materials rather than recycling what you already have on hand. You can make your own pumpkin luminary jars for Halloween using recycled jars and book pages! They are so simple, yet insanely adorable!

What You Will Need:

1. A recycled jar

2. Book pages or other recycled paper

3. Scissors

4. Orange Crayon

5. Black marker

6. Glue or tape (you could even use eco-glue!)

How To  Do It:

1. Tear out your book page and cut it to the size of your jar.

2. With your black marker, draw your pumpkin “face” onto your book page.

Pumpkin Luminary Jar

3. Color your book page orange.

4. Cut out the face portion of your pumpkin.

Pumpkin Luminary Jar

5. Attach your book page to the recycled jar. You can glue it on like I did with the Fall Jars tutorial, or you can simply tape it on.

Pumpkin Luminary Jar

Wasn’t that incredibly simple? Now, you just place a candle inside and your luminary is ready to go! You could even make your own rolled beeswax tealight candle to put inside!

Pumpkin Luminary Jar

You can light your front porch, sidewalk, etc., with several luminaries for Halloween! If you’re having a dinner party, you could use a couple of these as a centerpiece as well! What would you make yours for? Share your ideas below!


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Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



  • Sheri

    Could you do this with newspaper I wonder?

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