I love the fall, and Halloween is definitely up there as one of my favorite holidays! I wanted to get a bunch of pumpkins to decorate my apartment, but being a city gal, I don't have a car and didn't love the idea of lugging home 25 pounds of pumpkin.
What's a city girl to do?
Fortunately I stumbled upon the idea of turning chinese lanterns into pumpkins! Thank you Martha Stewart! I wanted mine to be spooky, so I added some spiders to mine.
Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know before making this project:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10 minutes
Cost: $15 - 50 dollars (this depends on how many "pumpkins" you buy, since chinese lanterns are the most expensive component)
Onto the parts you'll need....
Step 1: What you'll need to get started
Chinese lanterns (8", 12" and 16" inches are the sizes I used). They're relatively inexpensive on Amazon.com, but can also be found in many shops.
Thread (clear would be ideal, but I used black and that also worked well)
Green Pipe Cleaners