I saw these fairy lanterns and had to try it for myself. Not totally stoked with how it turned out, but I see the potential and will definitely be making more. I'd like to make one with a Krampus silhouette also.
My first mistake was grabbing a crumpled piece of tissue paper from my papier mache stash. I usually like the look of wrinkle tissue paper, now I can see where a new sheet would've looked better.
Then I used big chunky flakes of glitter. It didn't look as cool as I thought it would. After it dried, I brushed off as much as I could and redid it with a medium sized glitter. That was better, but I think next time I will use fine glitter.
The zombie silhouette I used is from FreeGrunge. I printed out the size I wanted, taped it to a cereal box and cut it out. I used a glue dot to attach it to the inside of the jar so if I ever want to swap it out for something else, it'll be easy to pull off. The berries and fake greenery are from my very limited supply of "normal" Christmas stuff.
I used a mini strand of purple skull LEDs, mostly because I was too lazy to dig out the battery tea lights. The skulls are pretty bright and gave off plenty of light. I can see why the instructions say you need at least two tea lights.
Update: I purchased some red flickering tea lights from 100candles.com for a different project, but thought I would see what one would look like in the zombie jar. I don't know if other colors throw off the same amount of light, but one tea light definitely does the trick here.
This is what it looks like in natural light.
I made some evergreen style trees out of tissue paper to see if I could add a little depth. They look more tree like in person. Instead of trees, I think a couple more zombies smaller and farther back might look nice too.
To make the trees I just kept folding a piece of tissue paper in halves until it was about the width I wanted and then I folded over a little edge on one side and stapled it. I cut the tissue at a diagonal for a rough tree shape and then made little snips at an angle.
I think it looks kind of cute. I could see using this on a 3D card, maybe using black tissue paper.