Picture Frame Lantern

diy picture frame lantern

Loving the look (but not the price, of course!) of iron candle lanterns, Krista from While He Was Napping made her own using picture frames from the dollar store. A little spray paint here… some glue there… and voila! Krista even added some vinyl to copy the decorative glass panels from her inspiration more closely. [...Read More]

Burlap and Jute Lantern

Here’s yet another great way to create some mood lighting for your outdoor space! Doreen from Hymns and Verses made this lantern that’s full of natural appeal using burlap, rope, and jute. This is also an eco-friendly project since Doreen’s repurposed an empty tea container for the “frame” of her lantern. Doreen had all her [...Read More]

Cereal Box Quatrefoil Lantern

Nike from Choose to Thrive had been crushing all summer on a lantern with a quatrefoil design. Like the rest of us, there isn’t much from Ballard that falls into an affordable price range for Nike, so she set off to make her own. Wondering how she made it? From a cardboard cereal box! Yes, [...Read More]

Picture Frame Lantern Light

Kari from The Sunset Lane was inspired to create this lantern light fixture after being conked on the head by a rebellious picture frame.  Instead of rehanging the frame, Kari paired it with matching frames to form a lantern shape. She used the guts from a thrift store fixture for her light source and gave [...Read More]

Windowpane Beach Lantern

Wendy from Craft Goodies is a big time lover of lanterns. Wendy says, “I love the atmosphere created by lanterns and the sweet reminder they are of walking the beach and seeing the glow of a lighthouse in the distance.” After months of pondering how to create the perfect lantern, Wendy built this large wooden [...Read More]

Repurposed Outdoor Candle Lantern

You may remember the gorgeous outdoor chandelier Diane from In My Own Style created a couple weeks back. Well, some additional outdoor lighting was in order to carry the ambience throughout the yard. Diane created her own candle lantern stake using an old paint roller handle, a tuna can, and a glass hurricane. I am [...Read More]

Spray Painted Ceiling Lantern

Stephanie from Full of Great Ideas was eager to replace the lovely builder’s grade light fixture in her bathroom. Unfortunately, the PB light of her dreams was a couple hundred dollars more than she wanted to spend. Luckily she found a similarly shaped fixture at a thrift store for $5.00. A coat of spray paint [...Read More]

Decorative Candle Lanterns

Nicole from Thrifty Decorating turned some scrap wood from her garage into these lovely lanterns. She added a couple coats of spray paint and glass vases from the dollar store to complete the look. Talk about totally cute front porch décor! Nicole was inspired by the Grayson Lantern from Pottery Barn. Go to Thrifty Decorating [...Read More]