39 Responses to Halloween Paper Bag Luminaries

  1. OK. This? Genius. I especially love how you experimented with different techniques to see what worked best. I can’t believe that you were able to get it to cut through both layers without it sliding around. Great project!!

  2. These look awesome! I am wanting to make a bunch of these to line my driveway but I am kind of lost on how you did it. Ive tried reading the instructions a few times and still cant quote figure it out. Where do you fing the shapes? Did you buy those shapes already precut? If so, what did you use to make the cuts so perfect? Did you find a shape and then trace it onto white card stock and make ths cuts and then paste the card stock directly on the paper bag? Im lost and I hope to hear back from you soon through email. Thanks!

    • Hi Rachel! I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the shapes, so the post and tutorial is all about how to make luminaries using a Silhouette. I’m sorry that was confusing! you could try a similar technique by printing our Halloween shapes on card stock and cutting them with a exacto knife…I’m sure you could find some free clip art images that would work! Hope that is helpful!

    • I used battery operated tea lights that had an orange cast to the light…when you put them in the dark, they really have a neat yellow-orange glow to them!

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