|The bags themselves are
craft stores. I'm sure you could get them from donut shops just
easily though. The black is just a Sharpie and a couple minutes.
We set them up the walkway for the guests to our party. That's Lindsey Lohan in the window waiting for the first to arrive.
|Here's a look at
iconic Halloween images. Dani drew about 90% of this. I did
rough sketches and just described what I wanted.
Incidentally, the best arrangement is an alternation of symbols and scenes. The latter are things like the witch flying through the night or the haunted house on the hill. The former include the jack o'lantern or scaredy cat. Note how in the image above I do a checkerboard pattern between the "busy" (dark) and "plain" (light) images along the walkway.
|Rather than the usual practice
in the bottom of the bags, I simply cut up some scrap wood to roughly
width of the bags.
The tea lights are leftovers from our wedding. We had a whole bag of these, more than enough to put out another fresh set for Halloween night.
|So as to not be rushed, I had the luminaria already assembled on Halloween afternoon so we could put them out quickly when it started to get dark.|
|A picture from Halloween night
properly lit. I did a different arrangement of the luminaria that
I don't really like as much at the one at the top of the page.
Note also how I put them off the edges of the sidewalk this time. We didn't want any clumsy or over-eager kids knocking them over.
|A view from the porch looking down the walkway during a lull in the Trick or Treating. (No, we didn't draw on the backs of the bags.)|