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Candy Corn Mason Jar Luminaries

Guest post by Pauline of Club ChicaCircle

Hello everyone! I’m so thrilled to be here today sharing this super easy and cute Halloween decoration idea. I love, love, love candy corn! This time of year, it is my weakness. This iconic striped candy is what inspired these candy corn luminaries that adorn my front stoop. They make great holiday decorations during the day… and look great lit up at night.

Candy Corn Mason Jar Luminaries

Candy Corn Mason Jar Luminaries

Supplies for Mason Jar Luminaries:

  • mason jars
  • sponge brushes
  • multi-surface or glass paint in orange, yellow and white
  • battery-operated candles
  • decorative mason jar lids
  • decorative washi tape and bakers twine (optional)

Mason Jar Candy Cane Luminaries paint supplies

I used Americana Multi-surface Satin paint in poppy, lemon zest, and cottonball colors — perfect candy corn colors!

First, I used sponge brushes to paint the bottom third of the mason jar yellow, and then the top third white. I let it dry completely on a paper plate. You can apply a second coat of paint if necessary.

Mason Jar Candy Cane Luminaries step 1

Then I painted the middle section of the jar orange making sure there weren’t any glass showing between the color layers.

Candy Corn Mason Jar Luminaries DIY

Looks yummy enough to eat, right?

I let the paint dry completely again on the mason jars before moving onto the final step.

Time to dress up the jars! I used decorative mason jar lids with a flower pattern to cover the jars. It’s so pretty at night when the light flickers through the top. I also added a stripe of polka-dot washi tape and tied a string of orange and white striped bakers twine to complete the luminaries.

Mason Jar Candy Corn Painted Luminaries Craft

These luminaries look great outside leading the way to our doorstep. We are ready for trick-or-treaters, for sure!

So candy corn cute and crafty!

Mason Jar Luminaries Lit Up

They would also make great Halloween party decorations. Enjoy! Thanks so much, Marie, for letting me share this with your readers! Happy Halloween crafting!

Want more mason jar ideas? Try these Burlap and Doily Luminaries from Craft by Amanda.

Pauline Molinari.headshot in blog postPauline Molinari is the crafty maven at Club ChicaCircle, who loves to craft with her tween daughter. She can turn ordinary things into fabulous crafty creations. She has a background in art and graphic design as well as many years in children’s publishing, but has found a new passion in crafty DIY blogging. She co-blogs with her sister, who also has a tween daughter. Together they share their crazy crafty insight in raising daughters in the hopes of that they will become inspired and empowered young ladies. Pauline lives with her husband and daughter in sunny Southern California, but is a Midwest girl at heart.



  1. I love this idea and so happy to see it here on the FAB Make and Takes site! It will definitely bring the Halloween spirit to the trick or treaters. (Full disclosure – Pauline is my sister – but would love the idea even if she weren’t my sister).

    1. I love it , so cute, and so easy. I am sure you have had this asked but where did u get the tops for the jars.. thanks, Debbie

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