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Create colorful lanterns for Halloween

Halloween decor ideas!

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This Halloween craft is wonderful to decorate the windows of your home, and safe because the lanterns are lit by battery-operated tealights.

In addition, you can take out the lanterns every year and remember this beautiful moment spent with family making Halloween lanterns with children.

They will be happy to see their creations year after year and see how talented they were, even when they were just kids!

You will also find 2 other ways to make beautiful Halloween lanterns under this tutorial.

You will need :

- Clean glass jars

- Rubbing alcohol, to remove any sticky residue

- Paper towels

- Acrylic paint

- Paintbrushes

- Sharpie markers (black)

- Glaze (she used Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze)

- LED tea lights

How to do :

1) First, wash the jars with soapy water and rinse them to make sure that there is no more soap on the glass.

2) Then use rubbing alcohol and paper towels to remove any traces of grease or any residue on the glass.

3) Then let the jars air dry.

4) Once the jars are dry, make sure your hands are clean so that you do not add oil to the glass, which can cause issues with the paint adhering.

5) Use the paintbrushes to add a layer of acrylic paint on the outside of each jar. One layer is best as you want the candle light to shine through!

6) Use black Sharpie permanent markers to draw the faces of your lanterns. Or use black acrylic paint and paintbrushes of different sizes and shapes.

7) Write the name, the age of your child, and the year of creation of the lantern, under the jar with the black Sharpie to keep a souvenir.

8) Let dry completely before proceeding to the next step.

9) Then, spray glaze everywhere to protect the paint. Let it dry for 20 minutes and apply a second coat.

10) Let dry for several hours.

See how beautiful your Halloween lanterns will be!

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Use several bright colors for beautiful lanterns!

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But there are other ways to make Halloween lanterns! Look at these ones made with glow sticks. It is an excellent idea!

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Or you can glue colored tissue paper on the glass jars, with a mixture of all-purpose flour and water, or with Mod Podge.

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