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halloween paper lantern

guest post from last year…that i just dug out of my 93 drafts……and frankly..i don’t want it in there for another year…so it’s basically NOW or never….

all you need is a sheet of black posterboard and some tissue paper.

and some tape…(you could use a glue gun)

and a pair of scissors..

and your time.

and effort.

oh. and a ruler.
and pencil.

but the only thing you need to buy is the posterboard and tissue paper. (both found at the dollar store)
dear dollar store.
i love you
even though i go in for two things
and leave spending 35 dollars.

i took the length of the posterboard and divided it by 4….(squint and you can see the lines?)

and then i added a frame around each one….see where the ruler and pencil come in handy…

then i doodled and came up with some halloweeny things and cut them out.
(you want to make sure that parts of it attaches to the border and don’t accidentally cut it or you are going to be doing a lot of tape repairs.)

these are the pumpkin ones…

i took the ruler and a pen and scored down the middle to make the fold nice and crisp

then i got this 30..oh wait..BONUS 40 sheet gift tissue assortment from the dollar store.

i just cut a piece to size and taped it to the back…(or inside)

then i folded them and taped them into a box…

and put one over my scentsy…..(this was my old scentsy…that i broke.)

and one over some orange lights…

if you are feeling the need to tell me that the candy corn is in the wrong color

i’m aware.
did it on purpose matteroffact.

they make a perfect party centerpiece…

they also make a horrible photography item.

 you could add an additional black posterboard to the top and hang them….
and the best part..
they store flat!
look…it’s my old name…oh i miss you old kimbo. looking all cute with your button….

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.