DIY Halloween Pumpkin Lanterns – Upcycled Crafts

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I am all about making my own decorations for Halloween, especially when those decorations are made by upcycling old products - like these DIY Halloween Pumpkin Lanterns! And if you like these, then be sure to come visit my blog, Bullock's Buzz, where I have lots of spook-tacular Halloween crafts and treats!
These upcycled DIY Halloween Pumpkin Lanterns will look great wherever you choose to put them. Hang them in the windows or from the roof of your porch; place them on the steps leading up to your front door, or line your sidewalk to greet guests and Trick-or-Treaters! Best of all, they are quick, inexpensive and easy to make (waiting for the paint to dry takes the longest)!
To get started, you will need to some battery-operated paper lanterns. You can most likely find them in orange, but if not, do what I did and spray paint them orange! Just be sure to wrap the plastic rings at the top and bottom of each lantern, as well as the handles and hooks, with tape before painting.
You will also need a sheet of black glitter foam to make the facial features, as well as some orange craft paint to color the plastic rings on the bottom of the lanterns, and some green craft paint for the handles and hooks on the top of the lanterns.
For the rings around the top of the lanterns, I used some Washi tape in a fun green zigzag pattern instead of the green paint. I think it looks kind of cute, don't you?
These upcycled DIY Halloween Pumpkins look so cute during the day, and I absolutely love the way they look lit up at night! You can find a more complete Halloween Pumpkin Lantern tutorial on my blog, Bullock's Buzz! Happy crafting!
Suggested materials:
  • Battery Operated Paper Lantern   (Michaels)
  • Black glitter foam   (Michaels)
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks   (Walmart)
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Alaina Bullock
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