A Halloween Luminary

By Kelly KlapsteinClearly Creative, Cut N Create, Inspiration, Off The Page, , , , Comments are off

Halloween is such a fun time of year to decorate the home!  Really, anything goes…from the scary witches and ghosts to elegant white and black pumpkins with touches of silver or gold.

This year I decided to create some Halloween luminaries or lanterns for display on my fireplace mantel.

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Only two Bazzill products were required! Raven cardstock and Yellow Mylar.

I created the windows and ghost border design with my Brother ScanNCut. But you could easily take a 6″ x 12″ piece of Raven and cut out 4 rectangular windows yourself, plus punch a cool border along the top edge.
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Then place a strong adhesive along one edge of the lantern….American Crafts Sticky Thumb double-sided super sticky red tape works great!
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Next I cut a 7″ x 12″ piece of yellow Mylar…I wanted the Mylar to be a little taller than my cardstock lantern.
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I simply rolled it up and placed it inside the lantern…no adhesive required.
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Now just place a battery operated tea light inside….and it glows! I love how the Yellow Mylar has a green tint with the light!
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Happy Halloween….and Happy Crafting!

Kelly Klapstein

BAZZILL PRODUCTS: Monochromatic – Raven, Specialty – Yellow Mylar

OTHER SUPPLIES: American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive; Brother ScanNCut