These spooky lanterns cost very little to make. The black-and-white drawings were found online and printed on vellum paper then inserted in secondhand 8" x 10" picture frames. The frames were then fastened together to make a square, and then a votive candle was placed inside.
For each lantern, use four picture frames that are all the same size. We were lucky to find a bunch of standard-size frames at a resale shop. Discount stores often carry basic frames that will cost just a dollar or two.
Remove the matting and glass from the frame and set aside. Keep the brackets or nails that hold the glass in place.
Cut the printouts to fit the frame. Place the front of the picture down upon the glass. Cover the back of the paper with the clear packing tape (this way water will not get on the paper and potentially damage it). Lay the packing tape so it overhangs the glass, then fold it over the glass by about 1/4".
Lay the four frames down beside each other with the backs facing up (Image 1). Use black tape to secure the edges of the frames together (Image 2). Leave one at the end unattached for the moment. Stand up the frames and put them into a square, then attach the last piece of tape from the inside (Image 3).