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Costumed Candleholders

What better way to brighten Halloween's gloom than by dotting your windowsills with grinning -- or scowling -- hurricane lanterns?

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 1998


  • Measuring tape

  • Cylindrical glass hurricane lantern or votive

  • Scissors

  • Tissue paper (2 colors)

  • White paper

  • Pencil

  • Utility knife

  • Clear, double-faced tape

  • Candle


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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