Halloween is the time of year when everyday objects can be transformed to appear a little spooky. . .and seen in a whole new light.
I gave my lanterns a spooky incarnation for Halloween a couple of years ago inspired by a lantern I had seen while shopping.
I found a pad of Brenda Walton Haunted Papers at Michaels that were double-sided~ two images on each page, twice the scare :)
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 to prevent breaking it.
I slid the cut pages down into the tabs of the lantern against the glass~ adding a little 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 and spooky ambiance using LED candles. You could use a vellum or acetate paper for a more ghostly illumination.
Add a raven and some ribbon. . .and a spider or two if you dare. . .
Fast forward three years and my lanterns are looking a little decrepit, weathered from the elements . . .
A cracked pane, a broken hinge and rust. . .
I found Martha Stewart Crafts Gothic Lace Window and Mirror Clings, conjured from the aisles of Michaels. . .a short broom ride away. <|:>)
Reusable spider clings adhere to glass surfaces and the lantern panes.
Add some addition spooky additions for some haunted lantern fun. . .
With ghostly white pumpkins, glittery spiders, leaves and twigs. . .
Spooky lanterns and a little Halloween life for lanterns that were destined for the graveyard in their decrepit state!
Befitting a Haunted Potting Shed!