How easy is this one to make? Most of us have lanterns sitting around. If you want to buy some, these are at Ikea for $14.99/each. I saw mini-pumpkins at Vons recently for $.59/each, and you can buy a bag of fall themed potpourri at any discount store to use as filler.
Want to make your plastic pumpkin look real? Use antiquing acrylic paint from the craft store! My stand by color is called "burnt umber". Pour some paint onto a plate and add a little water, then mix. Next, brush paint onto your pumpkin. Wipe off with a dry paper towel in an up and down motion. Once dry, spray with an acrylic sealer. EASY!!