Why am I fixated on a weird Halloween holiday tradition this week? Well…
Back in 2020, I found out in a Team meeting that my household celebrates a weird holiday tradition. We wrap the artwork for Christmas.
Well, guess what else we do? We make jack-o-lantern string lights for Halloween! It’s our “weird” Halloween holiday tradition.
Maybe this tradition is less weird and more of a simple creative hack. All I know is that for over 23 years we’ve been using Halloween jack-o-lantern string lights for interior decoration!
How Dan, how do you make these strings?
Origami. It starts with a 6-inch by 6-inch piece of orange origami paper.
Then you fold it in half.
There are a lot of folds that follow, as you can see in this image.
Now you’ll find you have a pile of blank ‘pumpkins’.
These are best ‘carved’ with a Sharpie, in this case, Fine Point. Easier to do while flat.
And finally, hang on a string of white lights, preferably with green wire to emulate the vines.
The light acts as a candle and when you have a long string, the look of the rooms is instantly transformed, and the holiday feels extra special.
You might wonder how long it takes to make this set. You’d be surprised that the time isn’t really relevant as it’s meant to be a family/friend activity. Get a stack of Orange origami paper and a Sharpie. Host a small get-together and make some Halloween holiday jack-0-lantern string lights for yourself and your friends too!
Do you have a weird holiday tradition that is just a little off-kilter? Anything that is special to you that maybe others would like to know? Please share with us on Facebook, and Happy Halloween from me and the team at Marketing Messages!
A parting shot, the selfie! That’s me and the missus, as drawn by her back in the day.