I was recently gifted a bunch of old coffee cans from a friend who thought I might be able to use them for various projects. He was right! I’ve definitely got a few in mind, but these Halloween luminaries are the first.
Aren’t they adorable? I love an easy and affordable project.
Did you notice they have marble eyes? They look so cool when lit up from inside. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this posting to see a short video of them flickering.
My Marble Suncatcher project inspired this addition. Thankfully, I didn’t lose my marbles before creating these! Ha.
I used four colors of FolkArt Matte Acrylic paint to create the three luminaries. Pure Black was used for the base of the cat and for the pumpkin and ghost faces.
Pumpkin was appropriately used for the base of the pumpkin. I also used it for the cats nose. Titanium White was used for the ghost base and as accents on the cat. Green was used for the cats eyes and the pumpkin leaf and vines. Each can took a few coats. It is very important to wait the hour between each coat of paint!!!
These are super cute Mark love the black cat one 🙂
Thank you, Rene!
The marbles are genius, really makes it special.
Thank you, Jean.
A fast and easy craft for Halloween. The marbles make them look 👀 scary! Nice project. Thanks Mark 👍👍💯
Thank you, Lisa!
They are all adorable! The marbles really set these luminaries apart from others!