13 Days of Halloween: DIY LED Lanterns

By shakir_williams on 10/31/2017

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Today marks the last day in our 13 days of Halloween series, and do we have a treat for you! These DIY jack-o-lanterns can turn your trash into treasure in a few simple steps. Our team worked very hard putting these together, so without further ado, let’s get started!

What you will need:

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Let’s Get Started!

step one

Clean It!

Clean out all the juice, or bleach, or milk from the containers you wish to use.

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step two

Get Creative!

Design your Jack-O-Lantern however you like. Using the sharpie, make an outline of a face on the flat side of the jug.

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Fill it in!

Using a sharpie (preferably black), fill in the outline of your lantern

step three

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step four

Check Out Your Work!

Set your jugs next to each other, and admire all of your great work!

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step five

Outline a Hole!

Using the same sharpie, outline a hole large enough for the flashlight to go through the bottom of the jug.

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step six

Cut a Hole!

Using a Box cutter, trace the outline on the bottom of the jug

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step seven

Illuminate and Display!

Place the flashlight in the hole, and set your Jack-O-Lantern upright.

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*Note* This works best in a dark room




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