DIY Craft: Holiday Luminaries

If you’re looking for incredibly simple Christmas crafts for teens, these DIY holiday luminaries are the perfect place to start.

After I shared how my family enjoyed making simple and frugal luminaries to decorate our home, I realized how much people really loved that craft. They’re the type of craft that teens love to make, so it’s a great way to get your older kids involved in crafting for the holiday. Luckily, the process I used can be adapted to fit any season.

Here’s how I used the same basic steps from the autumn luminary to create these – they’re the ideal decoration for the Christmas holiday and winter season.

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DIY Holiday Luminaries

I used the same process as I used when making the fall luminaries, but changed the colors and images. For Christmas, I layered a green construction paper tree on red tissue paper and for winter, there are blue construction paper snowflakes adorning a white luminary.

To make these, you’ll need:

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You’ll notice that I chose yet a different style for the glass holder (compared the autumn luminary and candy corn luminary), which I purchased from the dollar store. You can also check out yard sales and thrift stores for glass globes to use.

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Hopefully, you can see how easy these luminaries are to create and adapt to the current holiday. My kids and I love decorating our home with our own creations. And when they’re as beautiful, simple, and frugal as these, it’s even better!

Want even more DIY inspiration for you and your teens? We’ve got plenty to share.

What design will you put on your holiday luminaries?

Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my older children.
Megan Zechman
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  1. I like the snowflake for winter. This summer my husband and daughter did a similar project mod podging pieces of tissue paper to the glass candle holder – they turned out really pretty. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

    1. Thank you Natalie. It’s amazing what you can do with some tissue paper and mod podge isn’t it? I love your site! I’m glad I came across it. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. These are gorgeous! Such a great craft for older kids (and younger ones too!). Thanks for linking up at After School.

    1. Thank you Anna! We love making them. Every season we pick a different glass holder, tissue paper colors and cut outs. It’s so easy to change them up for the different occasions. I love your site and your link up. I’m so excited that I found them!

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