Welcome back to another DealDash Spooky Crafts article, today we will be talking about spooky lantern decorations for outside the home.
Isn’t Halloween fun? Halloween and Christmas are my two favorite holidays for decorating inside and outside the home. Today’s article will include some fun and easy lantern crafts that you can do to decorate the outside of your house to welcome the little trick or treaters that are sure to come knocking in a few weeks.
Trick or Treat Lantern Cans – If you like the look of the lanterns in the above picture, they are super easy and very cheap to make. This is more of an adult’s or teen’s craft, I wouldn’t suggest doing this craft with little ones, unless they are just watching.
- Clean empty metal cans that have the tops removed. Any size metal can will do.
- Sharpie marker
- Awl, hammer
- Paint & brush
- Candle or battery-powered candle
- Using your sharpie marker draw your message in DOTS on the can. Make the dots approximately 1/2″ apart.
- Using the hammer and awl, poke holes in the can on each dot, spelling out your message in holes in the can.
- Paint your can, being careful that the paint doesn’t pool in the holes you made. If you need to, you can clean up the paint blocking the holes with a Q-tip. Let dry.
- Put candle in the can, light, enjoy the lit up message.
Milky Ghost Lanterns – If you would prefer to do a Halloween craft with your little ones, this one is much more kid-friendly.
- Clean empty milk jugs
- Sharpie marker
- Battery powered LED lights
- Paint (optional)
- If you want to make colored ghosts, then do this optional step first. put a TINY drop of paint inside your milk jug, then follow that with about 1/4 cup of water. Shake up the jug, then leave the top off, and let it dry. This will produce a very thin coat of paint on the inside of the jug. I suggest using lighter colors for this such as yellow, orange, pink, or light green.
- Draw on your ghostly faces with the Sharpie onto your milk jug.
- Put in your battery-powered lights, and enjoy your lanterns. If you have painted the inside of the jug, be sure that your paint is dry before you put the LED lights in.
I hope that you have enjoyed this article on how to make ghostly lanterns for your home. If you’re looking for any other items for your home, visit DealDash. DealDash has home items of all types, indoors and out to decorate your home. Bid and win on DealDash, just click on this link here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!