Paper luminaries are a wonderful decoration to use for outdoor nighttime decorations. Try this paper bag Halloween luminaries craft and make some budget-friendly, spook-tacular decor for around your campsite or home!
Luminaries are Popular Decorations
Here is a really fun addition to our Halloween content. Luminaries are a popular decoration around homes, communities and campgrounds. As the sun goes down, luminaries light up with an incandescent kind of glow. The most common forms for luminary decorations are white paper bags and clear jars.
You can leave the jars or bags undecorated or you can decorate the outside with some sort of design or words. For the actual illumination, you can use a real tealight candle or a battery operated votive candle. I almost always go for the battery operated version. They are easy to use and there is no fire risk from open flames.
Luminaries are especially popular decorations at Halloween time! They are a cheap and easy way to illuminate a path, which is especially helpful for guiding trick or treaters around in the dark on Halloween night.
Paper bag luminaries would make a fantastic decoration for your campsite!
Paper Bag Halloween Luminaries
These easy homemade bag luminaries are a great choice for Halloween decorations! You can draw different Halloween themed images on the front of each bag and then add candles at night. The candles give the bags an eerie-cool glow and provide some low lighting for passers-by.
Follow the simple steps below to create these fun and easy decorations for your own space.
Halloween Luminary Supplies
To make these luminary bags as pictured in this post, you will need the following:
How to Make Paper Bag Luminaries
1. Use the black markers to draw Halloween themed pictures and silhouettes on the bags. Some great ideas would include: Jack ‘O Lantern faces, ghosts, black cats, pumpkins, witches or witch hats, cauldrons, monsters and bats.
2. When you are ready to set up the luminaries, open each bag and place a flameless votive on the bottom.
3. Line your driveaway, campsite, etc with the bags and make sure you turn the candles on as it gets dark!
Note: If it is a windy night and the bags will not stay put, add sand or rocks to the bottom of the bags, around the candles.
Let us know if you decide to give these Halloween luminaries a try! Tell us how they worked out for you!