Transform Your Lanterns for Halloween Using Scrapbook Paper

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Dress your lanterns for Halloween and give them a spooky transformation using scrapbook paper!
Halloween is the time of year when everyday objects can be transformed to appear a little spooky. . .and seen in a whole new light. I gave my lanterns a spooky incarnation for Halloween with scrapbook paper.
I found a pad of Brenda Walton Haunted Papers at Michaels that were double-sided~ two images on each page, twice the scare!
I slipped a piece of glass out of the tab holders in my lantern to use as a template. You could make a cardboard template if your glass won’t slip out or are afraid of breaking it.

I slid the cut scrapbook paper pages down into the tabs of the lantern against the glass~ adding a little bit of double-sided tape to keep the pages flat against the glass.
I added a double-sided page on two opposite sides of each lantern~ providing light and some spooky ambiance using LED candles. You could use a vellum or acetate paper for a more ghostly illumination.
Add a raven and some ribbon. . .maybe a spider or two. . .if you dare.
Fast forward three years and my lanterns are looking a little decrepit, weathered from the elements with a cracked pane, a broken hinge and rust. . .
I found Martha Stewart Crafts Gothic Lace Window and Mirror Clings, conjured from the aisles of Michaels (a short broom ride away). Make sure you download their mobile app to your phone so you can access their weekly 40% off coupons.
Reusable spider clings adhere to glass surfaces and the lantern panes.
I added some additions for some haunted lantern fun inside. . . ghostly white pumpkins, glittery spiders, leaves and twigs. . .
Spooky lanterns and a little Halloween life for lanterns that were destined for the graveyard in their decrepit state!
Would love for you fly over for a visit at the link below! Happy Haunting!
Suggested materials:
  • Scrapbook paper   (Michaels)
  • Ribbon   (Halloween stash, Michaels, several years ago)
  • Raven   (Halloween stash, Michaels, several years ago)
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Mary @ Home is Where the Boat Is
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