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.
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.
Then the chipboard skeleton and little pumpkin cut out.
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!