Earlier in the year we made a lantern to celebrate Chinese New Year.
I thought this would adapt well for our Halloween festivities, so we made one again! As Ruby is now a dab-hand (so she reckons) I'll let her explain when you need:
You also need a battery operated tea light and some scissors. We used a lampshade that the previous house owners had left behind, but you can get them in Wilkinson, Ikea and DIY stores for around £2.
The full instructions are over on the Chinese lantern post, but basically you just cover the shade, decoupage style with tissue paper. I was unable to get any photos of this stage as it all got a bit messy! Once fully covered allow to dry overnight.
Then you just need to decide how you want to decorate it. You can of course put a face on to make it look like a carved pumpkin, or you could go with a scene.
Ruby decided she wanted a witch on hers, so this is what we managed. I've hung it up off the ceiling light to show you the lit effect. It actually gives a lovely spooky orange glow to the room and would be great for a Halloween party. But we're planning on using a cane or piece of dowel and carrying the lantern when we're out trick or treating.
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Spooky Crafts - Hand print Spiders
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