Having stylish fall dÃ©cor is rather easy with a little help.Â Add drama and interest to any container inside or out, with your very own pumpkin lanterns.Â Pumpkin lanterns will brighten up any dark porch or scary corner and also look spooktacular on both sides of a fireplace.
All you need are the following supplies for each lantern:
Ex-Large to Large foam pumpkin
2 different size circular bits and drill
1 under-the-counter round halogen 20watt light fixture (from your local hardware store)
Light is not water proof so it’s best to keep your lanterns under a covered area.
Go ahead and drill circles all over your pumpkin in a random pattern.Â Use two different size bits for contrast.Â Remember not to drill too low since we do not want to see the light fixture that sits at the bottom of the pumpkin.
Add an autumn wreath to the top of the pot rim first for fluff and softness. Place the pumpkin lantern on top of the container if desired or floor.
Remember to also place your light inside the pumpkin and plug into a grounded electric outlet.Â Â To ensure your pumpkin is lit each evening, a timer is a great idea.
Add some real pumpkins, gourds, and a few yellow mums around your new lantern to create more curb appeal.Â Now your home will glow with autumn cheer.