Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Craft Day

Today we got together and made Halloween luminaries - so fun!
First we mixed white glue and colored craft paint and painted the inside of glass jars.

Then we decorated the outside of the jars with black vinyl Halloween motifs cut on the Cricut....they are starting to look spooky!Then we put candles in them and.......
...turned out the lights! They are so cute and very spooky!!





26 comments:

  1. I just wondered about putting the paint on the inside of the jar, where the candle will be burning-is it ok to do that? Isn't the paint flammable? Have you tried to do the paint on the outside, or does it not work/look the same? These are beautiful, and I can't wait to try them!!

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  2. I have never had a problem with the paint inside. I don't think craft paint is as flammable as spray paint. Painting the outsides doesn't look as good. I wouldn't leave the candles unattended though - as with any candle :)

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  3. I'm not familiar with using the black vinyl motifs. Any recommendations?

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  4. I love these luminaries and would love to make some. Which Cricut cartridge did you use?

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  5. Amazing! I also Im novice eith the motifs. Can we buy at a craft store?

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  6. Another great idea (for those concerned about flammability) is to buy battery-operated tea lights. You can get 3/$1 at Dollar Trees or similar stores. :)

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  7. Glow sticks would work also instead of candles.

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    1. walmart sells battery opp lights for this for a buck

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  8. Check out Amazon for rechargeable tea lights if you have lots of ideas for candles.

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  9. I love these! They look a lot nicer than some I've seen because you painted the INSIDE. I'd love to make some of these for my daughter's dorm room at college. They aren't allowed to light real candles in their rooms, so I'll put battery operated tea lights inside. Can you tell us the ratio of glue to paint? Or do you just mix the paint with the glue until you get the shade of color that you want? Since the glue normally dries clear, when it's mixed with the paint, does the paint dry darker? Thanks!

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  10. i love thgis idea whole cheater then buying pumkins .how much glue and how much paint do you use please

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  11. I love this idea! thanks for sharing! might do this with my halloween kids...

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  12. great ideas! new follower from www.brenda-artinnature.blogspot.com
    I love the blogging world and making new crafting friends/ please stop by for a visit!

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  13. Thanks so much for the tutorial. This was a perfect project for my 5 year old. He even got to "drive" the Cricut.

    I have a post about our candle jars here and put a link back to your tutorial.
    http://notyournormalsteam.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/spooka-crafta-lightful/

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  14. I think these are so cute! I'll have to try something like this with my cricut!

    Just wanted you to know that I've featured your luminaries in my 36 Halloween Party Decorating Ideas. You can find the post here: http://beanbugcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/10/36-halloween-party-decoration.html

    Thanks for Sharing!
    Anna @ Bean Bug Crafts

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I found it pretty easy and it turned out pretty cute!

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  16. This is sooo cute and awesome!
    I'm not very good at painting but seeing those kids doing some kind of craft like this really makes me inspired to create one too..

    Cheers!
    Marilyn @ Halloween crafts

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  17. ok...realize this craft was posted a year ago, but can you let us know what cartridges you used?

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  18. at the dollar tree they have those flickering no flame tea lights much safer to use than real candles

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  19. It looks like she used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for most of it. And some of the spiders look like they came from the Doodlecharms cartridge. I have these two cartridges so I recognize the cutouts from them.

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  20. WHAT RATIO FOR PAINT TO GLUE? THANKS.

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  21. I love the way these look.. Thanks for sharing. One question, why do you add glue to the paint?? Can you use just the paint without glue?

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  22. Camille, the addition of the glue changes the consistency of the paint.otherwise it would eventually just peel or flake off, since there isnt a top clear coat being applied.you can also do this with mod podge and food coloring, its going to be alot thinner, more of a frosted look.

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  23. It seems like a lot of people have good questions about this tutorial but none of them have been answered. I'm also curious about the things being asked. I thought the point of having a blog like this was to interact?! Why even bother having a comments section?

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