Halloween Craft: Lanterns!

When the calendar turns to October, I love pulling out Halloween decorations and making new ones.  One of my favorite crafts this year has been making lanterns out of glass jars, so...

 Out came the kite paper, some black origami paper and a few jars.

I started by painting a thin layer of Mod-Podge on each jar, then covered the jars with a base-layer of kite-paper.

To apply silhouettes, I painted on a bit of Mod-Podge, placed the cut-out shapes over the wet Mod-Podge, then painted a bit more over the pumpkins & bats (it will look like a mess, but beautiful when it dries!)  For an easy tutorial on how to make the eye-ball lantern you can visit the Family Fun website here...

I also made this ghosty lantern... a nice companion for Gus, don't you think? (and a big thank you to Chris of Mamaroots for this gorgeous wooden toy version of Gus!)

P.S.  What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year?


  1. Love them! I started a new link party and would love you to share them on it at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/10/sharing-saturday.html Thank you!!!

  2. Your house seems like such a lovely place to live! How lovely to have all these little things around. I'm going to pick up the paper tomorrow and make some of these. Alyce will love them.

    She's going to be...wait for it...a princess for Halloween. She declared that Shira would be a rain cloud. We'll see what Shira says about that.

  3. Very fun! I'm not dressing up, but my boy is going as a purple dragon for the 3rd year in a row...the best $2 second-hand costume investment EVER! :-)

  4. Aw, I love your Gus lantern especially!

  5. These are so cute! I love them! If I have time, I will try them with my busy bears. Cute! Cute! Cute!

  6. Such a neat idea! I'm your new GFC follower :)



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