how to make halloween candle lantern

How To Make A Spooky Halloween Candle Lantern

This tutorial and video will show you how to make a spooky Halloween candle lantern.

This is one of the easiest holiday craft projects I have ever done.

I like finding things to do that take minimum effort but give maximum results.

Don’t you?

In the video, she makes four jars.

You can make as many as you want.

Here, we will do one.

video by Becca Beach

Supplies Needed

purple spray paint

black acrylic paint

a glass jar

tea light candle

2 small paint brushes: the more detail in your drawing, the smaller one of the brushes needs to be.

Halloween silhouette template: (The link she mentions in the video goes to a paid template. Go to and get lots free.)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: After you gather your supplies, find a place outside away from anything that will get ruined by purple paint. Spray a very light coat of paint on the outside of the jar. Remember, it needs to be seen through so the light will shine through. Also, you will want the template to show through it. Let it dry for about 30 minutes.

Step 2: Put your template inside the glass jar with the picture side showing through the glass. Using the paint brushes and black acrylic paint, paint the picture on the outside of the jar.

Step 3: After it has dried, put a tealight candle in the bottom and light it.

The flickering flame gives the silhouette a haunting look.

That’s so neat!

As you can see, this was very easy to do, but the outcome was rewarding.

The template that she used in the video was more detailed than you may have liked.

You may find something with not quite so much in it.

But make sure that it has cutouts throughout it so the tealight flame will show through.

Your imagination is the limit for thinking up variations of this.

Make Frankenstein, a ghost or maybe a skeleton.

Planning a Halloween party?

Make several of these and put them around the room.

Then turn out the lights!

Happy Halloween!

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