Light Up Luminaries

I remember helping my mom line our walkway with these plain ol’ paper bags that transform into lanterns come nightfall. It’s a classic and super easy way to decorate your front yard for Halloween and guide trick-or-treaters to your door.


What You’ll Need:


Enough paper bags—white, brown or orange—to line the path to your front door, driveway or sidewalk.


Kitty litter or sand to weigh down the bags


1 votive candle for every paper bag


A lighter or matches


What You’ll Do:


Set up paper bags in the area you want to illuminate. Pour an inch or two of litter or sand in the bottom of the bags, then place a candle in the center of the bag, pressing it firmly into the litter/sand. At dusk, have your parent or older sib light each candle using matches or a lighter. Enjoy the pretty glow knowing that you’re the one behind the magic.

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/29/2010 7:00:00 AM