Halloween Decoupage Lanterns

Trick-or-treaters won't have trouble finding your house when you light the way with these festive jar lanterns

Halloween Decoupage Lanterns

Halloween Decoupage Lanterns

Get in the Halloween spirit by making these cute lanterns—they're so easy that kids can help.

  • Choose jars in various sizes (we used leftover pickle jars).
  • Brush a coat of decoupage glue and sealant, such as Mod Podge (available at craft stores), all over the jar.
  • Cover the entire jar, including the neck and bottom, with a layer of tissue paper.

For the pumpkin jar, we cut the tissue paper into strips and laid them vertically over the jar. Slather the tissue paper with another layer of Mod Podge and wrap a decorative ribbon around the neck.

Print out the spooky and happy faces at (pdf), or you can design your own. Cut them out and use more decoupage glue to affix them on the jar. Insert a tea light candle, and you've got a Halloween decoration that will outlast any pumpkin.

Download template for lantern faces (pdf) >