What better way to brighten Halloween's gloom than by dotting your windowsills with grinning -- or scowling -- hurricane lanterns?
- Measuring tape
- Cylindrical glass hurricane lantern or votive
- Tissue paper (2 colors)
- White paper
- Utility knife
- Clear, double-faced tape
To make a lantern, measure the height and circumference of a cylindrical glass hurricane or votive; cut out two rectangles of tissue paper in different colors to those dimensions.
Draw a spooky face on a piece of plain white paper, and lay it under one of the sheets of tissue paper. Trace the drawing; using a sharp utility knife, cut out the features.
Wrap the other sheet of tissue paper around the outside of the candleholder, and secure it with clear, double-faced tape. Wrap the cut piece of tissue paper around the candleholder on top of the first piece, and secure it. Place a candle inside the holder; try using spice- or cinnamon-scented candles for a warm holiday touch.