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How to Make a Grinning Pumpkin Lantern
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How to Make a Grinning Pumpkin Lantern

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time 1/2 day +

Set the scene with these grinning pumpkin lanterns, they'd look great positioned in windows or out on the door step ready to great trick-or-treaters. Why not have a go at making  other Halloween characters? You could try making spooky mummies with old bandages or strips of muslin and some googly eyes. Remember to never leave a naked flame unattended. Instead why not use battery operated LED Tealights which look just like the real thing.

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Top Tip! Make sure to cut the card so that it fits inside of the box frame. A quick way to do this is by using the backing board of the frame as a template.

Step-1

Cut strips of orange crepe paper, approximately one inch wide.

Step-2

Remove the lid from the jar and adhere the strips to the jar using Mod Podge glue, overlap the edges as you go to avoid any uncovered sections.

Step-3

Once the jar is completely dry, cut out two triangles for eyes and a spooky mouth and secure with more of the Mod Podge glue.

Step-4

Tie a length of green ribbon and twine around the top of the jar to create the lantern handle.

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