Good Morning. Halloween is creeping up on us and here at OBE headquarters we have an annual tradition of coming up with something we can light on fire.
Pumpkins shmumpkins. Yeah, they’re totally fun to carve and we love our ghoulish globs of orange madness. But, there’s something super eerie and a bit fun about coming up with cool creatures to line the walkways in a luminary sort of way that’s a bit less traditional.
Last year we did the very awesome (and still popular addition to the front porch) shadow lanterns out of repurposed food jars.
This year, I am jumping on the owl train and passing along this super fun, so very easy and mildly sci-fi (extra cool points in our house) owl luminary craft. It’s modified from a 5-minute craft courtesy of Kids Craft Weekly that will give your front porch that Alfred Hitchcock glow.
Here’s what you need:
- Paper bags
- Construction or craft paper in Fall colors
- Cupcake papers
- Buttons or other things for eyes
- Glue sticks
- Tea light candles
1. Take your paper bags and cut them in half. Use the bottom half of the bag for this project.
2. Take your construction or craft paper and cut it into strips that are about 1.5 inches tall and as wide as the bag. Then, cut a fringe on them. We alternated colors to get some interesting combinations.
3. Glue the panels of fringe onto the bag (we used 4 panels per bag)
4. Next, take two cupcake papers and glue them on as eyes.
5. Hunt through the button box for the perfect eyeball and glue them on too.
6. Fill the bag up about 1/3 of the way with sand.
7. Pop in a lit tea light and place on your porch when the evening comes.
So much spooky fun:) Enjoy!