This project is so cool- it’s sad that I can’t claim credit for it! I saw the “original” online from Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.Â I knew that ConsumerCrafts.com sold these awesome battery-operated lanterns, so I was inspired to make my own version and share it with you!
To make MY version, you’ll need:http://www.craftsunleashed.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
- Battery-operated Paper Lanterns (you get 2 for $5.97, so it’s a bargain!)
- Spiders and Webs
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
- Hot Glue Gun Helpers (optional, but desired!)
I was kind of going for a spooky spider egg-sac look…. so a wrapped the gauze around the lantern, using hot glue to hold in in place…and then I just hooked the plastic spiders on the webbing. (PS- the green ones glow in the dark!)
Well, those battery-operated gems come two in a pack, and I got inspired! This time, I made a Frankenstein lantern to sit on the mantel!
This guy is SUPER easy to make. You’ll need:
- Paper Battery-operated lantern
- Simply Spray fabric spray in green- it’s in the Summer Of Love collection
- Krylon Glitter Spray-green
- Studio 71 paints in Black and White
It’s so easy- just insert the metal brace into the paper lantern to give it shape. Then spray a light coat of Simply Spray all over. Try not to soak it too much- you don’t want to rip the paper. Let it dry completely.
Then add a couple of light coats of green Glitter Spray…. after all, we want Frankenstein to be a little fancy, right? Again, let that dry overnight.
Now add the “hair.” Using a fairly dry brush and light, quick strokes, brush downward from the top and make the hair. Also paint the top bit.
Add circles for eyes, and a zig-zag for the mouth. A little dot of white will make the face complete!
Let it dry, then you’ve got a fun decoration for your party.And because it lights up, it’s perfect to put on your porch for All Hallow’s Eve!