First, paint the insides of the globes orange. Thin a suitable amount of paint and pour it inside the globe. Swirl the paint around the insides, coating every bit of exposed glass. You may need to do two or three coats of the color, letting it dry in between.
Then, find some Halloween images online and trace them onto paper. Cut the pictures out. Place the pictures on the glass globe and mark around the edges with an orange marker. Next, fill in the images with black paint. Again you may need two coats.
Lastly, reassemble the lanterns and put a battery-operated LED candle in them. Light them up, and voila! A Halloween pumpkin lantern.
See more of the DIY Halloween pumpkin lantern on my blog.
2. DIY Paper Pumpkin lantern
A super fun IKEA Halloween hack. It’s also an easy craft for kids. Ben shares his Halloween lantern, made with one 8ml tube of cadmium orange Cotman watercolor and one 17¾” REGOLIT paper lampshade.
Do not over-dilute the watercolor, and use short quick strokes to cover the entire surface. Paint it all around, let it dry, and then go over the lamp again with a second coat. Let it dry and see if there are any missing spots, which you can then paint again.
What do you think? Should he draw a Jack o’Lantern face onto it or leave it as a harvest moon?
You can use a HEMMA lamp cord to light up the lantern. But I recommend using battery-operated bulb lights so you don’t have to bother with cables and power outlets. This will also let you make a few more IKEA lanterns and light up the porch or hang them along the sidewalk.
3. FADO turned IKEA Jack o’lantern
Black paint or marker
Orange IKEA FADO lamp
Get spooky for Halloween with this IKEA FADO hack. All you need to do is draw the desired Jack o’lantern face onto the FADO lamp. If you’re unsure what to do, many images are on the Internet. Search and save a version you like. Please print it out and trace it on the lamp. Or you can free-hand it. I love how it glows! Better than a carved pumpkin, seriously!
If you can’t get an orange FADO lamp, you can use a can of spray paint to color the lamp orange. Use light strokes and let it dry well to avoid streaking.
Andre’s scary pumpkin light
Andre had some leftover vinyl scraps from his wall art installation. Inspiration struck, and he cut out three triangle shapes and a creepy zigzag smile. He used glue to stick them on the IKEA FADO lamp, and boo! A spooktacular IKEA pumpkin lamp. Perfect table to set next to the Halloween window decorations. It’s completely reversible too.
IKEA Halloween must-have: the Pumpor
Well, I won’t call the next one an IKEA hack; it’s more like a spoof. Conrad made a flat-packed IKEA Halloween pumpkin, complete with IKEA name, nuts, bolts, and confusing illustrated assembly instructions. A different kind of Halloween craft to give your friends? It’s worth considering.