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Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Am I actually posting something??

I told myself I would try my best to post something at the very least, once a week...well, here it is months later, ugh. Sorry.

Here's a little lantern that I made yesterday (of course while I should have been doing something else).

I bought these little plastic skulls at the Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago & the lantern is something I bought maybe last year at the Tarjay dollar spot. I had other plans for it, but this popped into my head & I had to get it out. ;o)

Here's a semi-tutorial on how I made it. I think he is wicked cute! 

He's pretty freaky looking up close! ACK!

 I took my X-acto knife & cut a hole under him...

Next I took a battery operated candle also found at the Dollar Tree (2/$1)
and wrapped it with some scrapbook paper.

 Here's where my picture taking got real spotty...I was going to glue black glitter to the top
of the candle, but changed my mind & did something different.

 I took some black cardstock, punched it out with my scallop circle punch,
folded it in half, then punched a 3/8" circle in the center of that.
Then I punched a circle from sticky tape, adhered it to the scallop & adhered black glitter to it.
I then folded the scallops down & put them under the scrapbook paper circle I previously made.

Right about now, you're thinking "blah, blah, blah"....

Sounds like a lot of steps, but I thought I could re-use the stupid candle when I was done
with Halloween...who am I kidding?? Oh, the reason the "flame" looks funny is I thought if I colored it with a red Sharpie, it would give off a red glow, but it didn' just glowed brighter orange. lol

I then took the skull and placed it on top of the "flame"

 This is the lantern after I sprayed it flat black. It started out life a shiny red.

 And here's my cute little lighted skull lantern for very little over one dollar!
I was so excited, I forgot to put the handle back

I can't believe I have been decorating for Halloween already! The weird thing is, I am the type that puts the minimal decorations out like two days before the actual holiday, and only because my 12 yr old is begging me to! LOL

I hope you like my little creation! Have a Stamptacular Inky Day!


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Sandra said...

This is perfect. I have a bunch of little lanterns that I bought at the dollar store last year and I always just put a light in them. So plain. New plan. Lighted skull in lantern! TFS

Carmen said...

Great idea! I had one of those lanterns for years and I finally gave it to a thrift store because I never found a use for it. I wish I had seen your post before!

Kelly said...

This looks awesome!! No I wish I could find one of those lanterns.

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