A Spooky Incarnation~ Haunted Lanterns

I’m scaring up a Spooky Incarnation

for my lanterns for Halloween~

courtesy of scrapbook paper

from K&Company

from Michaels~

I saw this lantern at HomeGoods recently~

its creepy image kept haunting me,

but I couldn’t justify buying a lantern

 for the ghosts & goblins who would come calling~

Scrapbook paper pads at Michaels were 40% off~

I found a pad of Brenda Walton Haunted Papers

that were double-sided~

two images on each page, twice the scare :)

My lanterns have

celebrated the seasons. . .

holding pumpkins and leaves. . .

apples and pine cones. . .

and a wintery white mix~

But they’ve never

dressed up for Halloween~

I slipped a piece of glass out of the tab holders

in my lantern to use as a template.

You could make a cardboard template if your

glass won’t slip out or are afraid of breaking it.

I slid the cut pages down into the tabs of the lantern

against the glass~ adding a little bit of

double-sided tape to keep the pages flat against the glass.

I added a double-sided page on two opposite

sides of each lantern~ providing light & a 

spooky ambiance using LED candles.

You could use a vellum or acetate paper for a

more ghostly illumination.

Add a raven and

some ribbon. . .

Maybe a spider

or two. . .



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30 responses to “A Spooky Incarnation~ Haunted Lanterns

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud

    Your lanterns turned out great Mary! Love the bird seed in the bottom too! Looks like you’re all set for Halloween:@)

  2. Spooktacular lanterns, Mary. Very clever, my friend!

    Ricki Jill

  3. I’m with Ricki — Spooktacular!!!! YeeHaw!

  4. I love the black & white check cloth and the orange polka dot paper, keeps it from being too scary! Great combination of materials and imagination, and very INSPIRING as always! I have lantern envy!

  5. Oh I love love love this idea! Very clever and resourceful! I want to Copy Kat everything you do!!!

  6. Mary…the lanterns are fantastic…what a terrific idea. I am loving the “not so scary Halloween decor”…Just love how versatile the PB lanterns are…I always love seeing how you dress them up for each season and your tablescapes….

  7. I love your spooktacular transformation of the lanterns. Great job.

  8. What a great idea, and those papers are fantastic. I particularly like the skull and bat as they would match the spooky plates that I bought from Pottery Barn last year. I just pulled my lantern out of storage and was contemplating what to do with it. Clever!

  9. I love your idea. Your lanterns are amazing! They turned out fantastic! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  10. This is SUPER DUPER COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m not saying I’m going to steal this idea…but I am! :-) Love it!!!

  11. Hi Mary, Yep your lanterns have been around and very beautifully I might add. I love this idea and they look spooky and perfectly dressed for Halloween. I must do something with mine now! Thanks for the idea….

  12. Your pretty lanterns didn’t spook me, Mary. They are too cute to be scary! You decorate beautifully no matter the occasion. Thank you so much for coming to my new blog. ———-Shannon

  13. What a fun idea! You are so creative and I love all of your details and that those lanterns change for every season :)

  14. Awesome idea! When I am too tired for creativity, I can always borrow some of yours! Thanks for sharing.

  15. The lanterns of yours are pretty versatile. How clever of you!

  16. Well, I would love to copy cat this but I know I will NOT get to a craft store in the near future:) Still unpacking and will be for the forseeable future:):) LOVE this. XO, Pinky

  17. Creative and clever! Love the way you change these lanterns to fit the season or the theme. This latest idea is really clever.

  18. Without a doubt, this is one of my favorite DIY holiday ideas. I love the way this turned out!

  19. I am going to have to find those papers. These are fabulous!

  20. Hi Mary!
    I love lanterns. AND I love what you did with all of them. :)

    Have a great week!

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  22. Love your Halloween lanterns! So creative!

  23. Oh now I see how you did the lanterns!! I needed to go to the next pic link on Seasonal Sundays!! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Love these!!! Gave me an idea I will have to try. If it works I will let you know.

  25. Great job! I love how your re purpose your lanterns. They look terrific.

    – The Tablescaper

  26. How fun!! Spooky lanterns… Love them . Thanks for the mini tutorial.

  27. What a great idea to make your lanterns do a whole ‘nother season instead of getting the lanterns that would be for Halloween only! Thanks for sharing that idea…it is one to copy for sure.

  28. What a great idea! Love this and might have to incorp for my lanterns. Thanks so much for sharing. Just found your blog and I’m hooked – ready to move to the lake like you :)
    xx, brett being-bianca.com

  29. I love your blog and your fall lanterns, so gorgeous! I would like to invite you to join my blog party Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage to link up your vignette or anything else you’d like to. ( I usually start the link up on Saturdays) Hope to see you there, Mary

  30. Just wanted to let you know that your lanterns are featured on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop! Hugs…Debbie

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