vintage style jack-o-lanterns

Vintage style jack-o-lanterns add unique flair to your Halloween! Here’s how to make them…

Make some vintage style jack-o-lanterns for your holiday décor.

If you love the look of vintage Halloween, you’ll appreciate a craft project that borrows the old folk art look of that jack-o-lantern with a big toothy grin.

Artist Lori Walker shows how to paint her version of a vintage style jack-o-lantern.

Find more ideas from Lori on Instagram, @lori2walker.


Make Vintage Style Jack-O-Lanterns


  • Paper mache pumpkin (Target, Joann’s)
  • Liquitex Gesso, Michaels
  • Variety of acrylic paint
  • School chalk
  • Paint brushes
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Small wood beads, Dollar Tree
  • Jump rings, Joann’s
  • Small pom poms
  • Tissue paper
  • Gold tinsel
  • Gold crown, amazons
  • Paper party hat
  • Liquitex gloss varnish


Lori Walker is an Idaho girl through and through. Raised on hard work and potatoes in Rigby, her fun, fiery and determined personality permeates every aspect of her life and her art is no exception! Lori is a mother of 4 wonderful children and the Mimi to 7 perfect grandchildren whom she loves fiercely! When she is not painting her next piece or decorating her next tablescape, Lori spends her time as close to Bear Lake as possible or traveling to see her family!

Those who know her, love her and she makes sure that they know she loves them too with her signature “Love you, Mean it!” Find Lori on Instagram @lori2walker.

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