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Pumpkin Lantern

Pumpkin Lantern

Everyone has yellow Halloween pumpkins at the front door, but these mysterious DIY Halloween luminaries are truly unique: Incredible, but true – these scary Halloween lanterns are crafted from transparent package tape, which is wrapped in many layers around a pumpkin form.

  • Pumpkin form (we used papier mâché, but you may also use pottery or a real pumpkin)
  • scissors
  • cling film
  • battery-operated LED string lights
  • branch
  • cutter
  • tesapack® eco & strong transparent

This Is How We Do It:


Collect all required items and let's start!

Step 1


Wrap the pumpkin form with cling film so the tape will not stick directly to the form and later can be removed easily.

Step 2


Now wrap the pumpkin with many layers of overlapping packing tape until creating a thick shell. Make sure that the adhesive tape is pressed firmly against the form.

Step 3


Once the shell is sturdy enough, cut it at the thickest point from the top to the center of the bottom using the cutter.

Step 4


Cut the bottom crosswise and remove the form from the shell.

Step 5


Re-shape the shell and close the cut with packing tape.

Step 6


Insert the branch and the light chain into the pumpkin shell through the open hole on the bottom.

Step 7
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