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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.

Level of difficulty Leisurely inspiration

We need:

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:

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Collect all required items and let's start!

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

tesa products required for this project