How to Make Simple Upcycled Halloween Lanterns


One of my favorite areas to decorate for Halloween is our front porch. (Stay tuned for more projects and pics of our haunted house.) We live in a neighborhood where almost all of the homes have a large covered front porch, which is perfect for Halloween decorating. Something that has been super fun to make for the stairs going up to my front door are Halloween lanterns that I have made using old glass containers that we had inside our home. I collected old fish bowls, round vases, mason jars, really any type of glass jar that could be painted. These are simple and fun to make.

What you will need:

What to do:

1. Spray the glass containers inside and outside.
2. Once dry, paint on the design or face that you would like.
3. Place a rechargeable or solar powered tea light inside.
4. Watch the delight on the faces of your neighbors as they walk by.


What do you think of my Halloween lanterns?

12 Responses to How to Make Simple Upcycled Halloween Lanterns

  1. one4earth October 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE These!!!!! Going to do it and post to my FB!

  2. Martha October 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Those are wonderful!!!! I love them and your are so creative. Please consider submitting this to tipjunkie dot com website, lots of bloggers would totally love this. Thanks, S.G.

  3. shopannies October 6, 2009 at 3:18 pm #

    super cute

  4. Sweet Greens October 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi one4earth, I am glad you like them. I can’t wait to see yours.
    Sweet Greens.

  5. Sweet Greens October 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi shopannies,
    Thank you.
    Sweet Greens.

  6. Sweet Greens October 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm #

    Hi Martha,
    Thank you, you are too sweet. I will submit them.
    Sweet Greens.

  7. Julia October 6, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    These are so cute, and they look so easy to make! Love!

  8. Sweet Greens October 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm #

    Hi Julie,
    Thank you, they are very easy.
    Sweet Greens.

  9. Sea Glass Designs October 7, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    Love these! My front porch could use a little sprucing up.

  10. Sweet Greens October 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Hi Sea Glass Designs,
    That are super easy, cute and fun.
    Sweet Greens.

  11. JennTRC October 8, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    cute idea!

  12. Sweet Greens October 8, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    Hi JennTRC,
    Thank you.
    Sweet Greens.

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