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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: DIY PUMPKIN LANTERNS!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DIY PUMPKIN LANTERNS!!

   This was found at www.womansday.com .  I thougt they are pretty cute.  Good luck!



Your guests will be glowing at the sight of these crafty lanterns!





Halloween crafts




Materials:



 Tin can
Clamp
Hammer and nail
Sandpaper
Metal primer
Acrylic paints: orange and black
Several yds of 18–20-gauge black annealed stovepipe wire
Tacky glue (we used Aleene’s Original)
Votive candle



Instructions:

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.



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