DIY Sugar Skull Laundry Jug Luminary

Día de los Muertos is just around the corner and we are so excited to show you how to make this Sugar Skull Laundry Jug Luminary! This project is perfect for your Day of the Dead celebration, Halloween, or any time of year when you want a little extra light.

We have been having a blast creating Dollar Tree Halloween crafts this last month, make sure to swing by and check them all out for more inspiration!

Homemade Luminary Sugar Skull

This laundry jug craft is ridiculously easy to make and can be done with items you probably already have around the house!


You can also make this craft using your Cricut machine and any style of SVG that you want. For more inspiration make sure to head over and see all the Halloween SVGs we have shared on site!

I absolutely love using homemade luminaries for my holiday crafting. These are perfect to light up a walk way, place next to a candy bowl outside, or even put on display in your home!

If you are planning on placing your Sugar Skull luminary outside, make sure to seal it using an outdoor sealant otherwise your temporary tattoo or SVG may degrade.

How to Make This Sugar Skull Luminary

Let’s get crafting! Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Laundry Jug Luminary

Sugar Skull Laundry Jug Luminary

Sugar Skull Laundry Jug Luminary
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • 1 empty White Laundry Pod Bucket
  • Sugar Skull Temporary Tattoos
  • 3-4 Battery-Operated Tealights


  • Paper Towel
  • Water


  1. Remove labels from the laundry pod bucket and wash thoroughly. Dry the bucket completely.
  2. Select the temporary tattoo you want to use and peel off the clear plastic protective sheet.
  3. Place the temporary tattoo face-down on the handle side of the laundry bucket. Make sure you hold the tattoo still while applying.
  4. Wet the paper towel with the water, then apply the paper towel to the paper side of the tattoo, dampening it all the way through the paper.
  5. Wait 10-25 seconds before removing the paper from the tattoo gently.
  6. Place tealights into the laundry buckets and enjoy!


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