Halloween is a great time of year to get out the mini lights and put them to use. We found a great project at According to Kelly that uses some common household items, and turns them into fantastic Halloween decor!
You will need the following items for this craft: Mod Podge, Colored Tissue Paper, Black Construction Paper, Battery Operated Lights, and a Jar.
Construction is really simple: Place a strip of colored paper, white for ghost, green for Frankenstein, orange for pumpkin etc, on the outside of the jar. Then, using a paint brush apply Mod Podge to stick it in place. Repeat until the jar is covered. Next, cut out the face with black construction paper and attach it with Mod Podge the same way. Let it dry. Finally, place your battery operated lights inside the jar, screw on the top, and you’re done!
You could also use paint instead of tissue and Mod Podge. Simply paint whatever you’d like on the outside of the jar, and place the battery operated mini or LED lights inside. Neither painted nor tissue paper decorated jars are recommended for outside use, since the designs may wash off if exposed to the elements.
Battery operated lights are a much safer option for Halloween crafts than tea lights, especially if you have small children or pets in the home. Opting for battery operated mini or LED lights means you don’t have to worry if the craft is accidentally knocked over, or if you leave the house for an hour or two and forget to turn it off.
The term “holidays lights” applies to a lot more than Christmas lights these days, and the uses for battery operated mini and LED lights are almost endless. Using battery-powered lights instead of traditional candles on Halloween opens up a whole new world of crafting and decorating, under much safer conditions!