Use LED bulbs for your lanterns, which won’t overheat.
Punk rock lanterns
Craft studs (we used plastic so that the finished lantern would be lightweight)
Hot glue or craft glue
Attach studs to paper lantern with glue and let dry.
Splatter paint pumpkin lanterns
Acrylic or craft paint
Water paint brush
Mix water and paint until you have the consistency of heavy cream.
Drip paint onto the paper lantern and let dry, working one side at a time until the whole lantern is covered.
Mummy shroud lantern
Cheesecloth or gauze fabric
Cut a length of cloth, roughly stretching and tearing it to create an irregular shape.
Drape over a paper lantern.
Full moon lantern
Gray acrylic or craft paint
Mix together a very light gray paint color adding water until you have the consistency of heavy cream.
Dip a damp (not wet) sponge into the paint and lightly stamp it onto the lantern, blending as you go (look at a photo of the moon for reference).
Let dry completely.
Creepy crawlies lantern
Scissors or craft knife
Download our Halloween bugs artwork and print onto regular printer paper.
Carefully cut out with scissors or a craft knife.
Paint a section of the lantern with mod Podge, large enough to fit the paper cut out.
Lay the paper on top, using your finger to smooth out any air bubbles or wrinkles.
Paint 1 or 2 additional layers of Mod Podge on top and let dry completely.
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