So You Think You're Crafty for Halloween week. I had the idea for a hanging pumpkin lantern, but I wanted to to be something that would last. I hate to spend a lot of time making something that can't be reused in the coming years.
Remove the inner portion of your embroidery hoop and completely unscrew the outer portion so that it is more flexible. Carefully overlap the ends of the hoop until you can fit it inside the pumpkin opening.
Obviously, you don't want to place real candles in these fake pumpkins. I put a couple of the battery powered tealights in each pumpkin and it looks really cool when it starts to get dark.
Now, the only problem is deciding where I'll be displaying mine! I loved it hanging on my covered front porch just as much as inside over the kitchen table.
I'm linking this project up to the following link parties: