Witch Lanterns Cast a Spell

Fill empty paint and flower cans with some spooky fun.
halloween_Witch_Lantern

halloween_Witch_Lantern

Materials and Tools:

various metal paint pails (tall and short)
galvanized flower vase
sheet metal
leather gloves
drill
tin snips
two-part exterior epoxy
acrylic spray paints
rotary cutter (for metal)
black marker
tea lights
metal file
5-gallon bucket

Steps:

1. Draw the witch face on the paint pail using a black marker (make the lines wavy or crooked). Make sure that the mouth is at least an inch or so up from the bottom to hide a small tea light. Cut the pieces out using a rotary cutter and file the edges smooth.

2. To create the wide brim of the witch's hat, place a 5-gallon bucket on the sheet metal and trace around it. For the smaller inner circle, place the narrow part of the galvanized flower vase in the center; trace it, and then cut it out with tin snips. Work carefully as there are a lot of sharp edges.

3. Cut small venting holes in the hat using a rotary cutter. Attach the galvanized flower pot to the brim of the hat using epoxy. Let cure, and then attach the bottom face to the hat in the same fashion.

4. Paint the face and hat as desired. Let dry and set a tea light inside. For a spooky outdoor display, hang many lanterns from trees, porch hooks or ground stakes.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Stir Up a Witch's Cauldron for Halloween

The witchy legs make this candy-holding cauldron a real conversation piece.

Kids' Craft: Witch's Hat or Black Cat Halloween Headbands

Turn plain headbands into fun Halloween party favors and costume props with card-stock cat ears or a tiny witch's hat.

Halloween Jack-o'-Lantern Luminaries

Fill clear buckets with battery-operated tea lights to easily craft kid-safe, fireproof luminaries to light up your Halloween celebrations.

Witch Hat Rolls

For Halloween parties, school events or a little last-minute fun at home, find out how to turn store-bought crescent rolls into a delicious idea tonight.

Turn a Wood Pallet Into a Halloween Jack-O'-Lantern

Spook up your front porch, walkway, foyer or any dark corner with this rustic recycling project that uses a (free!) wood pallet to craft a Halloween pumpkin you can display year after year.

Make a Kid's Witch Costume for Halloween

A no-sew tutu, pointy craft-foam hat, DIY broom and striped tights are paired with a black T-shirt for a wee witch's costume that's cute enough to cast a spell on even the biggest Halloween humbugs.

Floating Jack-O'-Lanterns

The sticks holding these jack-o'-lanterns disappear into the night, making the pumpkin appear to be floating in the darkness.

How to Make a Tin Can Lantern

So simple to make that the kids can help — and so special when the sun goes down!

Halloween Party: Witches' Teeth and Custard Cups

Full of fall flavors, these treats are scary good!

Creating a Christmas Lantern

Add a few Christmas-inspired flourishes to a hurricane lantern to create a beautiful holiday decoration.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.