Monday 24 October 2011
DIY Halloween Lighting Ideas
I like to set the mood at Halloween with home made or customised lighting.
I make paper Pumpkins to work as wall and window decorations, lighting and masks.
• Fairy lights, which are a year round feature, get a Halloween twist with orange paper chain and shreds of orange crepe paper (only on led lights that don't get hot).
• Tealight holders and glass jars get wrapped in orange paper chopped with jaggy tops and grouped to look like little fires.
• Rather than doing scary faces on pumpkins I prefer something more decorative or abstract so that I can keep using them past Halloween.
• Paper pumpkins ensure I still have a spooky vibe on the night. Made from orange paper and drawn on with marker pen then cut out. They look great in the window with tealights behind them (safely in jars) and if you attach two lengths of wool either side they double as pumpkin masks if you have guests who don't have the time or interest to make anything. The one in the photo above is in front of a small table lamp with a 4w energy saving bulb to give a gentle light.