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
Thread (clear would be ideal, but I used black and that also worked well)
Green Pipe Cleaners
Step 2: Put Together Your Pumpkins
A couple items of note. These lantern are extremely easy to tear. Insert the wire with extreme caution and do not try to push anything into place -- you'll probably end up just tearing the lantern!
Step 3: Add the Leaves
With a separate piece of pipe cleaner I ran half of it through the notch in that bar to secure it.
Simply twist the pipe cleaner around your finger to get the curls and you're good!
Step 4: Add Your Stem
I don't have my pumpkins lit up, but you could very easily just add a light if you prefer that look.