How cute is this little guy?! I was on a quest for cool table
number ideas and I came across this tutorial from
Intimate Weddings, which gave me a great idea--why not make
jack-o-luminaries to decorate my house for fall? I love how they
turned out and this was an easy and fun project. It would be great
for kids too, with a little supervision on the cutting part.
For this project I used three 12x12 sheets of orange card stock
and one 12x12 sheet of black card stock (which made four 6x6
luminaries). I also used my paper cutter, an excato knife, a pencil
and a glue stick.
To get started, cut each sheet of 12x12 paper into four 6"
squares. Draw your jack-o-lantern face of choice on one of the
orange squares and use the exacto knife to 'carve' it. (Please
note: the side that you have drawn on becomes the 'back' of the
square, so that it faces the inside of the cube on the finished
Next, fold over a 1/2" flap on one side of the orange square
that has your jack-o-lantern face, two additional orange squares,
and one black square. Apply glue to the 1/2" flap on each square
and glue them together to form a cube.
Be sure to put the orange square with the face cut out on the
front, the black square on the back, and the plain orange squares
on each side.
Place over a tea light in a glass holder and enjoy!