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Create mini jack o lanterns to decorate your house. Fill them with candy for a unique party favor or fill them with potpourri for a festive air freshener. Just like carving a pumpkin but much faster and who doesn't like baby jack o' lanterns, right?

Things You'll Need
Oranges
Candy or potpourri
Knife
Spoon

 
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Step 1:

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Cut the top off

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Hollow it out.

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Carve a face!

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Apply petroleum jelly to keep the edges fresh and moist. **Although, a little bit of drying adds extra Halloween flare, right?

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Happy Halloween
katemisol2 years ago
You could put a tea light inside and suspend them in your garden.
cpacker1 (author)  katemisol2 years ago
That would look cool to see a bunch of them hanging.
Errm - they're quite combustible! Tried a tea-light in one and it lasted about 10 minutes before going up in flames! :})
Perhaps I'll forget that idea then. :-))
They do look lovely with lights in, though - you could use those artificial candles or actually probably put a fairy light bulb in each one - that would look really pretty with a whole lot of orange lanterns! They'd have a nice smell too!
I like your fairy light idea. Good thinking. We'd have to eat a lot of oranges though. What a hardship - ha ha ha.
awsome this is so cool thank you for showing me i am a very crafty girl and i am always googleing crafts and how to make things now i got a website to look at thanks for this awsome thing it is very cool i am doing this every year from now on keep up the good work i will cheak this often for things to be posted so there will be things i hope this is a great activaty to do and all the kids i bet will love it so i very hiley sugest that you do this its awsome and it works it looks like a pumpkin onse again keep up the good work i love your little oranges ps i do talk alot so you will proble find sammi truth on here alot so look for me i will tell you good and bad and things i sugjest so please comment on this if you want to ask eme anything puranole or about krafts bye you will probley see sammitruth1567 alot
blodefood2 years ago
Very cute! Oranges would make a great sub for small pumpkins since I understand there is a shortage of pumpkins this year. You could put those LED tealights or some LED throwies inside to light them up.
Flintlock2 years ago
Cool! How long do these guys last?
cpacker1 (author)  Flintlock2 years ago
I have mine going on three days and they look okay. The vasoline really helps for around the edges!
Nice trick for the Vaseline! Where'd you learn that?
cpacker1 (author)  Flintlock2 years ago
Well, i apply Vaseline to my own face when it's dry...lol. Apply overnight and you get instantly smooth skin...better than any lotion!! So i was like it would be perfect for oranges then!
Honey is awesome also. It is a bit spendy though. It sure works nice. Have a great day!
sunshiine
sunshiine2 years ago
Nice touch! I like the Vaseline idea. Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine