Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How To: Jackolantern Night Light: A Halloween Lantern Craft Project!

Halloween is approaching and even though its still eighty degrees out, people are pumpkin crazy already! Pumpkin beer, pumpkin lattes- how about those pumpkin shaped apple cider sippers from Millburn Orchards?

Those little guys are just begging to be reused after you empty them of their delicious nectar. Here is how to make them into adorable little lanterns.


-pumpkin shaped sipper bottle  (from your local orchard, possibly the dollar store or the seasonal aisle), 

-plug in night light or battery operated tea light candle (make sure the night light is the low wattage kind- do not use a scentsy/scented wax warming night light, because they get hot)

-black acrylic paint or a fine tipped sharpie/oil paint marker 

-xacto blade

Cut a hole in the bottom of the pumpkin. If you're doing the standalone night light for the battery candle, you can trace the candle to get the right shape. Paint in the face on the pumpkin sipper. Turn off the lights and turn on your candle or night light. Voila! There's your five minute fall craft project!

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You can also use one in your jackolantern carving!