Published on October 28th, 2008 | by Jules Yap


Make a Halloween lantern sans pumpkin

Some humor for the spooky season.

A Halloween lantern
Ben shares his Halloween lantern, made with one 8ml tube of cadmium orange Cotman water colour, one 17¾” Regolit paper lampshade and one Hemma lamp cord. Just an hour or two and out came Jack.

What do you think? Should he draw a Jack o’Lantern face onto it or just leave it as a harvest moon?

See more on Regolit Jack o’Lantern

Halloween must have: the Pumpor
Well, the next one, I won’t call it a hack, more like a spoof. It’s a flat-packed Ikea Halloween pumpkin, complete with Ikea name, nuts, bolts and confusing illustrated assembly instructions. Conrad, you made my day.

See more of Conrad’s flat-packed pumpkin.

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Make a Halloween lantern sans pumpkin

  1. bunbun says:

    I will try this for next year hallowen :)

  2. bunx2 says:

    this is an awesome idea.

  3. ruky says:

    i guess im late for this post and will try the idea next year halloween =]

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  5. andrew says:

    I would have gone with “Gort” or added a couple of umlauts to “Pumpor.”

  6. brtgrl says:

    Simple put, brillant! You had better get the selling and creating rights to this before those Sweds @ Ikea hack this to ‘death’ for next years Halloween…LOL

  7. indianwoman says:

    This is a great idea for Halloween. Thanks for the tip.

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