Introduction: Mini Jack O Lanterns (from Oranges)

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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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Cut the top off

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Hollow it out.

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Carve a face!

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Fill with candy or potpourri

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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

Comments

cailletm made it! (author)2014-10-16

Je me suis bien amusée, très simple à faire, merci et à bientôt.

Caillet--Gardin Priscillia 12 Ans

katemisol (author)2011-10-12

You could put a tea light inside and suspend them in your garden.

cpacker1 (author)katemisol2012-03-29

That would look cool to see a bunch of them hanging.

hat_n_coat (author)katemisol2011-10-16

Errm - they're quite combustible! Tried a tea-light in one and it lasted about 10 minutes before going up in flames! :})

katemisol (author)hat_n_coat2011-10-16

Perhaps I'll forget that idea then. :-))

hat_n_coat (author)katemisol2011-10-16

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!

katemisol (author)hat_n_coat2011-10-16

I like your fairy light idea. Good thinking. We'd have to eat a lot of oranges though. What a hardship - ha ha ha.

sammitruth1567 (author)2011-10-06

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

blodefood (author)2011-10-05

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.

Flintlock (author)2011-09-30

Cool! How long do these guys last?

cpacker1 (author)Flintlock2011-09-30

I have mine going on three days and they look okay. The vasoline really helps for around the edges!

Flintlock (author)cpacker12011-09-30

Nice trick for the Vaseline! Where'd you learn that?

cpacker1 (author)Flintlock2011-10-01

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!

sunshiine (author)cpacker12011-10-04

Honey is awesome also. It is a bit spendy though. It sure works nice. Have a great day!
sunshiine

sunshiine (author)2011-10-04

Nice touch! I like the Vaseline idea. Thanks for sharing.
Sunshiine

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