Mummy Luminary

Mummy Luminary

Looking for a fun, easy, not-so-spooky Halloween project? Here’s a DIY Mummy Luminary you can make in less than five minutes with things you probably already have around the house! The main supply you’ll need is a glass jar (I used a mason jar, but you can also use an empty jar from salsa, pickles, bottled coffee, or anything else in your fridge!). This project is easy even for little crafters, and it looks great in the house or on the porch for your trick-or-treaters!

Mummy Luminary

This fun and easy project is perfect for decorating your home and/or front porch this Halloween!
Author: Amy Latta
Cost: $2-5


  • Clear Glass Jar
  • First Aid Gauze Roll
  • Scissors
  • Google Eyes
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue or craft glue
  • Votive or tealight candle preferably battery operated


  • Clean and dry your jar and gather your materials.
  • Cut the gauze in half width-wise.
  • Glue one end of the gauze strip to the back of the jar. Wrap the gauze around the jar, leaving some openings where the glass is visible.
  • Cut the other end of the gauze and glue it in place.
  • Glue on google eyes.
  • Add a candle inside.


That’s all there is to it! Now your Mummy Luminary is ready for display. I recommend a battery operated candle for safety. Won’t it look adorable on the front porch? Got lots of jars? Make a bunch and use them to line your sidewalk and light the way for trick-or-treaters. And how fun is this little Spooks & Treats sign I got in my fall Decocrated box? It’s actually reversible and says “Thankful” on the other side, so I can use it after Halloween too.

Isn’t it fun? I am not a fan of the spooky side of Halloween, but this little guy passes the cuteness test. If you create some of your own, I’d love to see; share your photos in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group. And don’t forget, if you like it, put a Pin on it to save the idea and share it with your crafty friends. Be sure to check out my other quick and easy Fall projects too!

Mummy Luminary

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