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Paper Mache Jack O Lantern Candy Buckets

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We're going to have a family dinner right before Halloween so we gotta have something special for the kiddies. I've always wanted to let them have a little trick or treat for fun but I'm really skeptic about buying the ready made ones and make some rich business owners even richer by producing more plastic stuff. So a DIY paper mache Jack o Lantern is an obvious choice.


Here are the material used:
2 old unused balloons from last Christmas, blew them up and wrapped each up with a layer of cling film (for easy removal when the glue is dry), and these are the base mould for the pumpkins.Old newspaper and old receipts, torn into tiny strips.Glue made from tapioca flourLeftover white base coat paintAcrylic coloursString from an old wrecked drawstring bag First layer for the shape. Few more layers to shape the ridg…

Sprouted Onions, Save 'em!

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Angel Lights and Paper Lanterns

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If the power sockets were designed in a more intelligent way, i.e. higher up on the wall and not all the way down close to the floor, we could have hung the lanterns horizontally, across the window. But since the angel lights cable isn't long enough and this is the furthest it can reach so it will have to do for now, until I get another light bulb above my head :)

This is what's happening inside the lanterns:
Every 7 or 8 bulbs are tied into a cluster using used twist tie wires (I saved them from all sorts: loaf of bread, electrical products, etc). Each cluster of little bulbs will create a brighter light to be fit inside each lantern (imagine in the old days people used to trap a group of fireflies in a jar to provide light in the dark).

DIY Hanging Kitchen Hand Towels

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