Holiday Planning & Ideas Halloween Halloween Projects & Crafts Decoupage Halloween Lanterns By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on July 19, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: BRYAN GARDNER Sources: Multisurface découpage medium, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Matte, $10 for 8 oz., michaels.com.Round paper lanterns, 12", in Beige and Teal Green, $2.25 each, paperlanternstore.com.Metal buckets with handles, by Ashland, $7 each, michaels.com.Glassine-lined paper bakery bags, 4 3/4" by 6 3/4", in Cream, $5 for 25, etsy.com/shop/intheclear.Spray paint, by Montana Gold, in Shrimp Pastel and Yellow Cab, $8, dickblick.com. What You'll Need Materials Plain white uncoated paper Precision scissors Colored tissue paper Binder clips Découpage medium and paintbrushes Pumpkins, paper lanterns, small metal buckets, or small paper bags Craft punch Glue stick Bird Treat Bags template Owl Hanging Lantern template Black Cat, Mice, Flowers and Bursts for Pumpkin template Bird template Pumpkin Pails template Pumpkin leaves template Instructions Pumpkins, lanterns, and pails: Print clip art on uncoated paper. Cut around perimeter; the "cutouts" within the designs are white or colored, so use the one that will blend with the background you'll be putting it on. (Glue the black-and-pink mouse to a pink bucket, for example.) Print starburst templates for colored accents. Cut out shapes. Stack up to 12 pieces of tissue paper and secure with binder clips as shown, inset, top right. Trace template onto top layer. Cut through all layers, moving clips as necessary to hold in place. Brush découpage medium onto pumpkin or other item. Smooth clip art into place, slipping starbursts under clip art as you go where you want to add them to design. Brush paper and area around it with another coat of découpage medium. Let dry. Treat bags: Print clip art directly onto bags (preferably using a laser printer). Use a craft punch to make leaves; adhere with glue stick.