Several years ago, my aunt made this cute pumpkin lantern for me. She filled it with a fun candied popcorn that uses kool-aid in the recipe. I'l try to remember to dig out that recipe later, make a batch and post it. Anyway, I love this little lantern. I put it out every year,it's one of my favorite decorations. This year I decided he needed some friends, so I attempted to make:
and a ghost to join him.
colored tissue paper
brush (to apply the Mod Podge)
sponge (for Frankenstein's bolts)
hot glue gun & glue
wire for the handle
tea light candle
black sharpie (to color Frankenstein's bolts and draw stitches)
Cut out a face for your character and decide your placement prior to beginning project. Mod Podge the top of your jar (green for your pumpkin stem, black for your witch's hat, etc.) and then begin to Mod Podge the characters strips down the jar. Mod Podge the face in the place and allow to dry. Twist the wire around the jar and up over the top to fashion a handle. Drop a tea light candle down inside and voila! A darling Halloween lantern.
My daughter and I decided to get all the women in our family together once a month (or so) for a craft day. For our first get together, we made these Halloween lanterns. Here are a few pictures from our day together.
My niece, Sam, and her one-eyed Cyclops.
My D-I-L Amber, making Jack for her Halloween obsessed two-year-old. :)
The cheesy poser, Courtney.
My big sis forbid me to post her picture. :) My mom, her twin sister, and my M-I-L also joined us.
A collection of the day's lanterns.