I have to admit – this was 100% Candice’s idea. I was watching one of her My Mind’s Eye periscopes and she mentioned finding a perfect lantern to turn into a spooky diorama – ideal for a Halloween mantle or table display.
With that in mind, the possibilities are terribly endless. Witches, skulls, skeletons – and season-less, too! Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day – my little lantern will be decked out for them all!
It was really easy to assemble once I decided to go for it. Using some of the Something Wicked collection from MME and some things from my yard, I was able to create a spooky-ish scene for my entry way.
The lantern is from Pottery Barn several years ago (Here’s one that’s almost identical! affiliate link) . The paper elements are all from My Mind’s Eye “Something Wicked” line (from the 6×6 Paper Pack, Chipboard Elements and Frameables affiliate links!) and the sticks and spanish moss are from my yard. Then you’ll need a floral frog, scissors and tape. I also used about an inch of black jewelry wire – but you could use string or tape, too.
The base of my lantern was perfectly 6×6 – so I didn’t have trim the base paper at all! The “back ground” I trimmed down and taped on the outside of the glass.
Next went in the floral frog, moss and sticks.
Then the chipboard skeleton and little pumpkin cut out.
I finished it off with a chipboard key wired onto the handle/latch.
I mean, really, how easy was that? Minimal cutting, no gluing, and a super cute addition to my entry (I don’t have a mantle – sadly – to decorate!).
Once of last year’s Elizabethan crows tops the lantern as a “look out” – and another MME print (just taped over the art in the frame) and some paper fans finish off the look.
A few knobby, bright orange pumpkins, paper fans and another crow are hanging out below the lamp to finish things off.
Although I used the MME supplies, you could get the same look with any Halloween papers and embellishments. I can’t wait to show you the Christmas ‘scape I’m planning!
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