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DIY Halloween Lanterns

By October 9, 2015March 6th, 2020No Comments

With Halloween getting just a little bit closer, I’ve been trying to decorate the house. However, a lot of our old decorations have disappeared over the years, leaving me back at square one. So, I combed the KPWB Pinterest and saw a beautiful upcycle project from a website called Adventure in a Box. It looked fun and if done correctly, could be a fun window decoration!


Step 1: Gather your supplies

You should be able to find everything you need around the house. For certain items, like the paint pen though, you can find that at the arts and crafts store. You’ll need:


  1. A mason jar (The post advises using different sizes for variety.)
  2. Spray paint (I know the usual Halloween colors are black and orange, but I wanted to use purple like Adventure in a Box did.)
  3. Paint pen (This may sound like an oxymoron, but it does exist.)
  4. A stencil (I found mine at
  5. A candle


Step 2: Spray paint your jar

I decided to spray my jar in the garage because spray paint, no matter how much you use will get everywhere. So, make sure wherever you’re doing this you put down a lot of newspaper or in my case a piece of wood no one will miss.


Step 3: Trace your stencil

After your jar has dried, carefully cut out your stencil and place it on the jar. Then using the paint pen, color the inside of your stencil.


Step 3: Light a candle and enjoy your lantern!

Place a candle inside your jar and light it up. Then place it in a window for a fun decoration.


Final Thoughts:


I’m going to be honest, before doing this project I ‘d never worked with spray paint. With this project though, I’ve discovered that instead of putting a thick coat of paint, it would be a good idea to spritz the jar with a lighter coat so that when you light the candle you can actually see it. With that in mind though, I would probably do this project again. Want to see more? Check out KPWB’s Pinterest for fun DIY projects and check back with us every Friday for more!

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns