Friday, October 13, 2017

DIY Glittery Jack-o-Lantern Lights

Make these glittery jack-o-lantern lights with a wood pumpkin and votive!

Get the glow of a jack-o-lantern without the hassle of carving with these simple glittery wood pumpkin lights that I made for Oriental Trading! Instead of getting gooey pumpkin pulp on your fingers you can get sparkly glitter instead. So much better, right?!

This is a fun craft simple enough for kids to make. Just cover the wood pumpkin with glitter, slide into its stand, and add a votive candle behind.


Glittery jack-o-lantern pumpkins - the perfect kids Halloween craft!

I love all the DIY wood shapes that Oriental Trading carries. The possibilities are endless for decorating them and making them your own. Plus, they are a very inexpensive way to craft. These wood jack-o-lanterns come in a pack of 12 and are only $1 a piece. Perfect for a group craft activity. If you didn't want the mess you could always use craft paint and cover it with glow-in-the-dark Mod Podge!

Decorate wood pumpkins with glitter for Halloween!

Once in awhile I like to get messy with glitter. I found that chunkier glitter worked best for this project and really added to the sparkle at night. Just be sure to use a paper plate or a glitter tray so you can reuse any excess glitter by pouring it back in the jar. I finished my pumpkins with a coat of polyurethane sealer spray to help prevent glitter from rubbing off.

Pretty DIY Halloween pumpkin lights!

Head to Oriental Trading's Fun 365 Site for the step-by-step glowing jack-o-lantern tutorial and a full list of supplies!

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