A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,077
Currently Running With Scissors:
705 Guests and 31 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Halloween Lanterns + Tutorial - EXtreme Pic Heavy  (Read 10456 times)
Tags for this thread: halloween , pumpkin , lantern , featured_project , halloween_crafts , halloween_decoration , tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
litebrite1919
Offline Offline

Posts: 247
Joined: 26-Jan-2008

http://www.kellycaroline.com


View Profile WWW
« on: October 09, 2009 09:40:08 PM »

I made these lanterns for a great, very low budget Halloween decoration. I love Halloween, so I made these for the parties I am throwing this year.

I included this tutorial I made, so everyone can enjoy these  Smiley


First the materials you will need are large paper lanterns like these:


Wide, satin, wire ribbon:


Scissors

Green floral wire

Paints, Markers, paint brushes


So first, I made pumpkins and skulls

For the pumpkins, I painted the lanterns orange with two coats of thinned acrylic paint


While they dried, I drew on the faces for the skulls. I wanted to make them pirate skulls. I took blue card stock construction paper and measured a few inches on either side of the skulls for their hats.


I drew out two hat designs, one for each pirate



I painted the card stock black for the pirate hats because I didn't have black paper. Then I painted a Jolly Roger on one, with googly eyes


I fitted the hat on the skull and attached them to the side with wire, using the wire supports inside the lantern to attach the wire to.


The orange ones were dried, so I drew and painted faces on them


Then I took about 5" of the green ribbon and twisted it around to look like a stem for the pumpkins



I wrapped one end of the twisted ribbon around the lantern support on the top



Next, I cut 4-5 leaves for each pumpkin. I cut out a basic leaf shape



I cut about 4" of wire. I stuck one end at the bottom of the leaf then twisted it around. I added 3-4 more leaves to the wire, wrapping them as I went




I wrapped the wire w/the leaves around the same place the stem was.


This is the final product!! Enjoy! Comments & crit welcome





*Kelly*





« Last Edit: October 09, 2009 09:50:04 PM by litebrite1919 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

LiveLongandCraft
Formerly williarl13
Offline Offline

Posts: 1647
Joined: 30-Jun-2008

Boldly going where others have probably been.


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009 09:47:17 PM »

Very cute idea! I like it.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains" - Jean Jacques Rousseau

"This book doesn't have any answers!" - The Simpsons Movie

http://www.wists.com/LiveLongandCraft
BhamBaby
Offline Offline

Posts: 210
Joined: 22-Jun-2006

I'm as pure as the driven slush


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009 11:34:09 PM »

Adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
beccas_song
is the craziest song you've ever heard!
Offline Offline

Posts: 846
Joined: 22-Jan-2009

Stew anyone?


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009 11:37:51 PM »

Super cute! I love these!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Well-behaved women rarely make history. -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
the armchair craftster
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009 02:03:58 AM »

I love them! did you have a cable of lights allready, or did you wire some up?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 11771
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

"this kid is driving me craaaazy!"-Robert Munchs


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009 10:00:07 AM »

awesome! these are wonderful!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

litebrite1919
Offline Offline

Posts: 247
Joined: 26-Jan-2008

http://www.kellycaroline.com


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009 11:30:36 AM »

I love them! did you have a cable of lights allready, or did you wire some up?

 I had them already from my wedding  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sminto
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009 09:18:06 PM »

Wow, excellent idea! Smiley Super fun & cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
**********
Check out my blog, Scissors and a Whisk!
eashleye
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009 12:25:36 PM »

I love them!! great idea! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
sarahiously
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009 01:44:17 PM »

Waaaaaaaaaaaaay cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠
For wishlist ideas: http://www.etsy.com/favorite_listings.php
☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
Helene Cooper Talks About The House at Sugar Beach
Meet Author J.A. Jance
Marla Frazee Talks About All The World
Lisa Wheeler and Mark Siegel Talks About Boogie Knights
Latest Blog Articles
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects
Spotlight On: Amigurumi

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.