DIY Halloween City Skyline Luminaries

I love scented candles.  And being of the crafty sort, I felt the need to create something fun to go along with them.  After all, you can’t have candles without something fun to hold them.  Right?


These pretty City Skyline Luminaries are easy to make from recycled glass jars and are absolutely beautiful when lit by candlelight.  And I’ve even included the free pattern for you!

Want to know how to make them?

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For this project you will use:

Recycled jars (cleaned and dried)
Multi-Surface Paint
Permanent Markers

Click here for the pattern



(Click the link below for the pattern!)
Free City Skyline Pattern

city skyline luminaries

Begin by printing out the City Skyline pattern.  Cut off the blank top of the pattern so that it will fit easily in your jars.

city skyline luminaries

Slide the pattern inside your jar and position it to your liking.

Sitcom 2 step option

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Use a permanent marker to trace the City Skyline Pattern onto the outside of the glass jar.

Click here for more!

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  • ERLENE AMAT October 8, 2016, 9:11 pm

    I love the mixed colors in the jars. I’m going to try this with all my collected jars to put out front.


    Óla Suzy, parabens pelos lindos trabalhos em artesanatos, amei todos eles, virei sua fã, vou ficar sempre visitando sua pagina.
    um grande beijo, e que deus te abençoe.
    ps: Sou brasileira

  • Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog October 12, 2015, 4:43 pm

    What a great idea to put the printable inside the glass to trace with Sharpie! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you again next week.

  • Anonymous October 5, 2015, 10:41 pm

    who won

    • Susan Myers October 6, 2015, 6:00 pm

      I had to wait until I heard back from both winners. You can find their names listed above!


  • Pat Mckenna October 5, 2015, 6:40 pm

    Love candles all year long around my house. This is a really cute idea that can be done with a lot of different scenes.

  • Dawn Monroe October 3, 2015, 8:58 am

    I like the ice candles and the yellow city scape. I think even I could make them.

  • Lisa B. October 1, 2015, 5:43 pm

    Aww..they are all so cute! I really love the scented Jack O Lantern tea lights made with oranges! You are very creative!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Joy October 1, 2015, 12:16 pm

    You light up my life. Can’t wait to try this with my great-granddaughter. I will try to make some Halloween outlines too.
    Love you Suzy, thanks for inspiring me.

  • Rosa September 30, 2015, 11:00 pm

    I really loved the scented Jack o lantern tea lights with oranges, but I also really liked the city skyline luminaries.

  • Heather G September 29, 2015, 11:44 pm

    I like the skyline luminaries. I teach craft classes in a retirement community and I was just given several dozen jars. This would be a perfect, and easy, project for the ladies to do. Would love to add a candle in their project.

  • Crystal S September 29, 2015, 11:37 pm

    I love the Witchy Poo Votives. And the ones you did turned out amazing!

  • Sunny C September 29, 2015, 1:44 pm

    Hey Suzy;
    Thank-You so much for posting this. I Love what you have done. The Patterns are Lovely.
    I made Ice Candles once when I was a child. I would enjoy making them again I am sure!
    Thank-You for all that you share! 🙂

  • Phyllis September 29, 2015, 8:42 am

    My favorite is the mosiac candle holder. I am a fan of sea glass projects. Thanks for the tutorial along with the hint of painting the inside of the glass.

  • KaySue September 29, 2015, 5:44 am

    The Ice Candles is my favorite project.

  • Susan Broughton September 29, 2015, 2:04 am

    I like all of them but I think I like the City Skyline the best.

  • NancyGrace Sims September 28, 2015, 6:34 pm

    Despite your floating candles bobbing in PURPLE, I LOVE the bright colors of your MINI ice candles the best. (And yes, I DID click the links to refresh my memory of what each of your creations looked like.) Making ice candles is a memory from childhood, but your MINIs were cooler and cuter than mine ever turned out.

  • Doris Gardner September 28, 2015, 5:57 pm

    I love the skyline luminaries!! I am going to make some of those! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  • deb September 28, 2015, 4:21 pm

    I like your ice candle idea the best and i WILL try it one day. But your Skyline Lumineres are beautiful too. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Hugs! deb

  • Diana G September 28, 2015, 3:10 pm

    I think all of them were great (I am going to download and make the oldest daughter a few for Halloween as she loves luminaries). But I think the witcheypoo and the skyline are the favs

  • Robin Klein September 28, 2015, 2:36 pm

    I like the city skyline best. I have already downloaded the instructions and template. Thanks so much for this giveaway, I love to light candles in the house and in my backyard. You always have such great craft ideas.

  • Patricia Hake September 28, 2015, 12:05 pm

    I love these City Skyline Illuminaries and plan to make them but I love them all! My favorite is the Halloween Jack O Lanterns made from oranges. What a neat idea and they make my home smell heavenly! P.S. They are much cheaper than Pumkins too and smell much better! 🙂

  • Esther Reuben September 28, 2015, 11:43 am

    Yes, I would love all of these beautiful candles.

  • Karyle September 28, 2015, 11:37 am

    I’m going to try these luminaries, my fav so far are the Witchy Poo votives.

  • Cindy D September 28, 2015, 11:15 am

    Hahaha fave not face, dang phone

  • Cindy D September 28, 2015, 11:12 am

    Floating votives are my face. Thanks for the giveaway! Love them all.

  • Gwen September 28, 2015, 10:54 am

    I’m having Hard time choosing I ‘m going to try them all! I think I would like to start with the skyline jars first, Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Gwen September 28, 2015, 10:52 am

    I’m having ad time choosing I ‘m going to try them all! I think I would like to start with the skyline jars first, Thanks for sharing!!!!

  • Jewel September 28, 2015, 9:11 am

    City Skyline is the best!

  • Robin September 28, 2015, 9:08 am

    I love the city skyline ! I am going to make them with my 14 year old!

  • Mary September 28, 2015, 9:06 am

    Very pretty. I like the luminaries and there are many possibilities to expand on. Thanks.

  • Bunni September 28, 2015, 7:53 am

    Halloween is a time I am especially focused on safety and these re-purposed jars make a beautiful and safe candle holder, I love them. It would be fun to use the kids art work to decorate the painted jars.

  • Cindy Arms September 28, 2015, 3:00 am

    Perfect! I have come halfway across the world to visit my granddaughters and opened my email to see these fun, crafty easy-to-do jars (plus a great give-a-way!). I will be doing these with the girls for an afternoon of fun and then get to enjoy watching them each evening while I’m here!! Thanks so much!!

  • DiEtta September 28, 2015, 12:08 am

    Love this idea!!! 👍I am going to trace Christmas Trees 🎄🎄on the jars and use Christmas colors in side the jars! Thanks for sharing Suzy. 😍

  • Sharon September 28, 2015, 12:03 am

    I like the little ice candles the best. This is a great tutorial, but you can’t use the jars for anything else after you are done with ths project.

  • Carol September 27, 2015, 11:44 pm

    Love the luminaries!

  • Nancy K. September 27, 2015, 11:33 pm

    I like all of your candle projects, and my favorite is today’s City Skyline luminaries.

  • Susan September 27, 2015, 11:24 pm

    I like your City Skyline Luminaries. They look like fun to make.

  • jane d September 27, 2015, 11:12 pm

    It’s a 3 way tie for me, I like the Luminaries, Mosaic, and the Ice Candles! Guess I’ll have to make all three!

  • Pat September 27, 2015, 11:10 pm

    My favorite, to date, is the City Luminaries. My husband wants to help me make them! Will wonders never cease?!?! I have some questions: would you use the votive candles in these luminaries? Tea candles? Larger candles? BTW, your description of the Dickens Christmas makes me yearn for Christmas!

  • Anonymous September 27, 2015, 11:01 pm

    I really like the scented jack candles.
    Reminds me of my Grandfather, who Always had oranges and spice cooking on his stove top! The original potpourri!
    So I’ll share with you my sand candle craft!… you need foil and sand , then follow your ice candle directions… kinda. That’s all I’m giving up!
    You can email me… or go with what info. I gave you, to figure it out…
    They are beautiful and totally 70’s!

  • Angie Vaighn September 27, 2015, 10:26 pm

    Love, love, love the mosaic lantern. 🙂

  • Susan September 27, 2015, 10:11 pm

    i love the pumpkin/orange votives. I will definitely make these with my granddaughter. We made the sun catchers with glue and glass. They were abig hit!

  • kimberly robson September 27, 2015, 10:10 pm

    I love them all but I think my fav is the orange pumpkin. Thank you for sharing.

  • cindy shipley September 27, 2015, 10:05 pm

    I really like the city skyline luminaries. i am going to make some of these for my porch .

  • Nancy D September 27, 2015, 9:54 pm

    These city skyline ones are so pretty and my favorite. But the orange Pumpkins are adorable and I’m going to have to try both!

  • Michelle Francik September 27, 2015, 9:52 pm

    Definitely the City Skyline Luminaries! What a fun idea! I am going to make some for Halloween and then change it up a little and make some for Christmas as well. Thank you!

  • Patricia Peters September 27, 2015, 9:51 pm

    My favorites are the ice candles. I love the lacy look it gives.

  • Sharon September 27, 2015, 9:36 pm

    The luminaries

  • Debra September 27, 2015, 9:21 pm

    Hard to pick my fav. I’m going to try the mimi ice candles which I love, the tea light oranges will be a wonderful project with my grandson, and I will have to do the luminaries for Halloween. It’ going to be a busy week.

  • DK September 27, 2015, 9:17 pm

    A couple of weeks ago, I bought a couple of bags of frosted glass pieces at the dollar store. I had no project in mind, but you know – they were only $1 a bag. Now, I have a Mosaic project to complete. I will also complete the skyline project – so simple but so perfect for illumination. Thank you! Thank you!

  • Bobbi September 27, 2015, 8:53 pm

    OMG you want me to choose which pattern I just love absolutely NOT~ I love love them all so to pick a choice gawd that is like asking me which chocolate bar I love the best ummm sorry not gonna happen sheesh …..

  • Betty September 27, 2015, 8:51 pm

    I love the luminaries. Thank you

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