Posted on October 29, 2012 by thefamilycottage
These pumpkin lanterns are so cute! The best part is you can make them with material that you have at home.
Hammer and nail
Acrylic paints: orange and black
Several yds of 18–20-gauge black annealed stovepipe wire
Tacky glue (we used Aleene’s Original)
Clamp can to table and poke holes for handle on opposite sides 1/2″ below top with hammer and nail.
Sand, prime, then paint outside of can orange.
Pencil outline of a jack-o’-lantern face on front and punch holes along outlines. Paint face black. Let dry.
Wind 27″ wire around a bunch of pencils or a thick dowel; remove and fasten ends in holes. Glue votive in place. When candle is lit, bend handle away so it doesn’t heat up.
Never leave candles unattended.
Stationed on a walkway or porch, these homemade lanterns will extend a ghostly greeting and good-bye to all your holiday visitors.
What you’ll need
- Clean plastic gallon milk jugs
- Black permanent marker
- Craft knife
- String of 50 clear low-wattage holiday lights
How to make it
- Draw ghost eyes and mouths on the jugs. Tip: Leave the caps on while you do this, so the jugs don’t dent.
- Use the craft knife to cut a half-dollar-size hole in the back of each jug (a parent’s job).
- Arrange the ghosts near each other and string the lights between them, stuffing several bulbs into each of the jugs.
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Posted on October 15, 2012 by thefamilycottage
Are you looking to add a new outside Halloween decoration? Then this project is for you. It is easy and doesn’t cost very much. Get the whole family involved they will love making Lawn Ghosts in your yard.
Click here for instructions on how to make this project.
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Posted on October 1, 2012 by thefamilycottage
1 1/2″ Styrofoam ball
12″ Square white fabric (old sheets or pillowcase works great)
Thin orange or black ribbon
White thread or fish line
1 Lay the styrofoam ball in the middle of the fabric.
2 Gather up the fabric around the ball
3 Tie the fabric tight with the ribbon
4 Draw eyes with the sharpie
5 Thread the white thread or fish line through the top of the ghost head with a needle or tie it around the neck.
6 Hang the ghost up outside on a tree or outdoor lighting.
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