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How to Make Illuminating Luminaries

Create illuminating luminaries with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

If you need an idea for a quick, easy and inexpensive homemade gift, or if you’re looking for a new spin on a Halloween jack-o-lantern, try making a luminary. With just four easy steps, this project is ideal for beginners. So why not produce a piece that showcases your creative side? Make your own glowing luminaries with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

How to Make Luminaries:

Step 1 – Draw pattern

1. Draw a pattern – Draw or trace your pattern with a permanent marker on the terracotta pot. If it’s for Halloween, a jack-o-lantern face is a cute and easy design. Of course, you can make luminaries for any time of the year. Draw fireworks for the 4th of July, hearts for Valentine’s Day or come up with your own personal design. This is the part where you can be as creative as you want.






Step 2 – Cut out pattern

2. Cut out the pattern – With the Dremel Tungsten Carbide Cutter, use the Dremel rotary tool to carefully cut our your pattern. It helps to secure the terracotta pot in a vice instead of holding it with your bare hand.







Step 3 – Smooth the edges

3. Smooth the edges – Use a grinding stone to smooth the edges of any cuts you make in the pot.






4. Light it up – Insert a tea candle in the pot. You can also use battery-operated tea lights for longer-lasting illumination. Line your driveway or sidewalk to guide guests to your home. You can also decorate your patio or backyard with the luminaries.

These fun luminaries are a great way to add a touch of light and creativity to any indoor or outdoor space around your home. Visit our blog for more easy and inexpensive DIY projects. Also be sure to follow Blain’s Farm & Fleet on Pinterest for fun project ideas and products we love.


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