Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Lantern from Dollar Store Goods!

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This project pairs up two of the luvs in my life right now!  The Dollar Tree and Pintrest.
What's not to love?
                                     *    free InsPiration
                                                                          * Affordable Goodies

A DIY Lantern!!!

I came across this photo on pintrest the other day:
{original source listed!}

Instantly, I just KNEW I could pull this one off with a few things from the new DT.  I don't think I told you that another one just opened which is even bigger just 10 minutes from the house! 

The total cost for this project was only $2 ...

say WHAT????

{I already had the jute twine from the DT on hand}  Just add a buck to your total if you need to pick up the twine while you're there... still can't beat it!  For my lantern, I wanted to try my hand {again} at a faux mercury glass finish.  You can find all sorts of Tutes in blogland for faux mercury glass.  I used Rustoleum metallic and vinegar!  Super duper easy.

When your vase is dry {if you choose to try the mercury glass version} simply wrap the twine tightly around the curve, being sure to leave long loops for hanging.  Instant gratification with this project...
took all of 5 minutes to wrap up.  Insert candle, hang and VoiLaaa.

I have a bunch of things in the works... and YES I will be getting back to my favorite medium ever...


There are a few new things in my workspace I've been painting up and can't wait to finish them up to share with you.  I've been spending WAY too much time lurking around the DT and have a buncha cute projects from dollar store items to show you too! 

You may have noticed, T&B has been changing it's look... be warned, it may continue to change a bit more before I'm happy.  More on that to come soon.

If you like this project just a teensy weensy bit, I'd love it if you left me a quick comment... I could sure use the pick me up too!  Before you leave,  make sure you've become a follower of T&B so you don't miss a darn thing!  There are oh so many ways!  Let me know you did, I follow back!


I'll be linking to these wonderful parties all listed here and {here}

    Mondays: Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill Make it Monday @ Brassy Apple Craftomaniac Monday @ CraftOManiac The More the Merrier Monday @ DIY Home Sweet Home Weekend Warrior Monday @ Ask Anna Polly Want to Party Monday @ Polly Want a Crafter Tuesdays: Tip Toe Thru Tuesday @ Crayon Freckles A Diamond in the Stuff Tuesday To Do Party @ The Blackberry Vine Tell Me Tuesday @ Me and My Boys Tip Me Tuesday @ Tip Junkie Tuesday Time Out @ Reasons to Skip the Housework Show and Share @ Lil Pink Pocket Will Craft For... @ Trophy Wife Wednesdays: Your Whims Wednesday @ My Girlish Whims Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts Linkin' With Lil' Luna @ Lil' Luna Mrs. Fox's Sweet Party @ Mrs. Fox's Sweets Frog Blog Love @ Kissed by a Frog Create and Share @ The Trendy Treehouse Thursdays: Link it up Thursday @ These Peas Taste Funny Crafty Scrappy Happy Thursday @ Crafty Scrappy Happy Crazy Cute Thursday @ Between U & Me Thinga Majig Thursday @ Radcrafter Fridays: Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Freestyle Fridays @ Happy Hour Projects Simply Creations Friday @ My Simple Home Life Feature Yourself Fridays @ Fingerprints on the Fridge Party Mindy Style @ Bacon Time with the Hungy Hypo Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home Saturdays: Saturday Spendour @ Meg and Mum's Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors Cherished Treasures @ Cherished Treasures Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane Shindig Saturday @ Kim's Kandy Kreations Weekend Showoff Party @ Ladybird Lane Sundays: Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table and Dreaming Not Baaad Sundays @ Lamb Around Monthly challenges or Other Link Ups!: Valentine's Day Decorating Challenge @ Foods Sri Lanka


andie jaye said...

this is cute! i've done the whole acrylic inside a vase before, but not on the outside. don't you just love dollar store crafts! and your new look is coming along. let me know if i can do anything for you! ((hugs))

Terry said...

I was eyeing that very post on pinterest yesterday too, lol. I love your mercury glass twist on it. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

Rose said...

I'm so pinning this! Looks so good that I can't wait to try it. I'm you newest follower. Love your blog. Come follow me too @

Abby said...

Love it! I pinned that same picture, but I think I like yours better!

andie jaye said...

so glad again that you linked this up. in case i haven't told you this lately, your craftiness is amazing. thanks for all of your support!

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Tiffany.TF said...

i want to get a pergula and this would be perfect to hang for some mood lighting. Found you viaLambAround

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