I know how popular these are, and I LOVE the effect they give to just about any swampy or witchy scene. So I decided to make my own! I'll post some step-by-steps with pictures here in the coming days.
I've seen lots of versions of these over the years, and I've watched a couple tutorials, primarily to figure out what kind of lighting people used. For my lanterns, I used 12v LED flicker bulbs with a G4 pin base. These little bulbs are dwindling in selection, unfortunately. I was lucky and bought several on Amazon for about $8 a pair, but found a set of 5 for $10 on eBay. Unfortunately, they took 6 weeks to arrive from China....so buy only if you have the patience.
You'll also need a jar (picked mine up at Michaels years ago), some kind of styrofoam, acrylic paints, reindeer moss (Spanish moss works fine), greenery and twigs, twine, cheesecloth, white glue (the thicker in consistency the better), the G4 pin base (separate from the bulb), electrical tape and a glue gun!
Step-by-Steps to come!
*The links posted above are for the exact items I bought (except for the moss - I have a bulk box from a previous project, but it's the same brand) and from where they were purchased. If you have a place you prefer to shop or already have some of this stuff, please don't feel like you must buy the options I've laid out.*