A Halloween lantern adds a nice touch to your garden. What is even better is that it is easy to make and the materials you need are very affordable.
To make a lantern, you will need a pair of metal scissors or rotary cutter, paint, light, a black marker, wood and some empty paint canisters.
Before you make holes on the canisters, draw a witch’s face so this can serve as a guide when you cut this using the rotary cutter.
When you are finished paint this using whatever you color you like. Since it is Halloween you better use black, orange or red. Once it dries, nail the top portion with a long piece of wood so you can place this in the ground. The last thing you have to do now is put a bulb inside so people will be able to see it at night. If you don’t want to put this on a stake, you can just line up a few of these together.
Since lanterns are usually hung, you can also suspend this in mid air by using some string and hanging this to the ceiling.
If you don’t want to use an empty can of paint, you can use a pumpkin or a watermelon instead. Since the project is going to be messy, make sure you are wearing an apron.
With a sharp knife, cut into the fruit and clean it out. You don’t have to throw the contents away since you can use it to make a salad or for some other recipe so just set this aside.
When you are done, cut a hole for the eyes, nose and mouth. Now clean up your work area and finish it off by placing a candle on the center. Now light it and place this outside your house or on the dinner table.