Bag-o-lanterns and Jack-o-Lanterns! Instead of carving pumpkins for that spooky Halloween effect, try opting instead for bag-o-lanterns and plastic jack-o-lanterns! For bag-o-lanterns, just buy brown paper bags and draw your scary and funny faces with a black marker, add three to four inches of sand to safely anchor your bag-o-lantern to the ground, place a tea light candle securely in the middle, and voila! You have a simple decorative piece to add that eerie but charming touch to your home. You could plant several of them along your driveway or on your doorstep to cast scary shadows!
NOTE: Just remember to practice caution about fires. Never leave the lit candles unattended. Try using long candle lighters to avoid setting the paper bag aflame. Or why not opt for battery-operated stick-up light bulbs or glow sticks? These are readily available in hardware stores and department stores.
Photography by Christian Halili
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