Every year I add something new to outdoor decorations; I am adding DIY Halloween Lanterns. I am sure they will delight our Trick or Treaters.
I have added some other fantastic Halloween DIY ideas at the end of this DIY. I am sure you will find some amazing inspiration.
How to Make Halloween Lanterns
This adorable Halloween lantern was easy and inexpensive to create. I used ordinary ideas to make a one-of-a-kind pumpkin lantern.
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Halloween Lantern Supplies
***Before making the lantern I recommend you watch the how-to video.
- Embroidery Hoops
- Spray paint
- Solar light
- Wire cutters
- Craft knife
- Hot glue
Painting Embroidery Hoops
I wanted to spray paint my embroidery hoops so I tied some twine between two shepherds’ hooks.
I have to confess I had a great time painting the hanging hoops.
After the painted dried I gathered all my supplies to create Halloween lanterns.
Next, I removed the screw from the outer embroidery hoop.
Place one of the inner embroidery hoops inside the other one and center them.
Add a few dots of glue on the center bottom hoops.
Before the glue sets up add the outer embroidery hoop (the one with the metal eyes) and adjust the hoops so that they are evenly spaced.
Secure the hoops with a piece of wire tied through metal eyes.
I filled the area between and around the eye metal eyes with hot glue.
Lantern Solar Light
I wanted the easiest light to maintain so I choose a solar light. However, the gorgeous cracked glass globe of the solar light was very heavy. Therefore I decided to remove it.
The shiny silver solar light needed to be covered. I cut a piece of orange vinyl to wrap around it. Then I replaced the hangers.
Then I glued a piece of ribbon over the center of the metal eyes.
Pumpkin Lantern Stem
I wanted to add a “real stem” so I used the next best thing a stem of a tree branch. To attach the stem I asked my husband to tunnel out an area for the metal eyes. I added glue to the tunnel in the stem then waited a few minutes before attaching it.
Glue and attach leaves to the hoops.
Tie a ribbon around the stem. To make a bow I wrapped ribbon around your fingers three times and cut the ribbon. Use the ribbon that is tied around the stem to attach the ribbon loops.
To display the lantern I used a shepherd’s hook between my DIY skeletons.
Last year I used one of my DIY Lanterns for light between the skeletons.
More Halloween Inspiration
These adorable little ghosts paper lanterns are sure to make everyone smile.
This amazing huge spider is just one of the three spiders my daughter, Olivia, made. I cannot wait to see how the kids enjoy them.
How about this DIY Boho Halloween wreath made with an old bike wheel is adorable and groovy at the same time? It is perfect for Halloween decorating indoors and out.
I am obsessed with this friendly scarecrow.
I am sure the kids will love this cute DIY scarecrow.
These DIY garage door decorations are sure to keep the zombies away.
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