Upcycled Lantern Tutorial

At a trip to IKEA recently, I found a ton of gorgeous lanterns (check out some more at IKEA Online). I was drawn to them. Especially this black one. It was lacking a little flair, so I decided to create an upcycled lantern.Upcycled Lantern at www.thebensonstreet.com What you will need:

  • Lantern with glass panes
  • fabric
  • Mod Podge and sponge brush
  • I embellished it with a spray painted wooden key

Upcycled Lantern Tutorial at www.thebensonstreet.comUpcycled Lantern Tutorial Steps:

  1. Use paper to measure the size of the glass panes and use as a pattern to cut out fabric.
  2. Paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on a glass pane. Carefully place fabric on the Mod Podge. Smooth out wrinkles and then paint a thin layer of Mod Podge over the fabric. Be careful to not wrinkle the fabric. I smoothed it out with a pencil.
  3. Repeat on each pane.
  4. Embellish and enjoy (I spray painted a wooden key and then dipped part of it in Mod Podge and glittered it).

Upcycle a Lantern at www.thebensonstreet.comHave I ever told you I have an obsession with keys. I love all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, etc. of keys. They are all over my home. I have necklaces with keys and key holes. I just love them. So this glitter key is the perfect touch to this upcycled lantern.

Upcycled Lantern with Glitter Key at www.thebensonstreet.com Another obsession: Green. It’s been my favorite color for a long time now. I was so excited when they announced the color of the year! Go GREEN!

Upcycled Lantern with Glittery Key at www.thebensonstreet.com I have the perfect place for this lantern in my kitchen. I am in the process of finishing up decorating the kitchen. When I get it to 100% I will show you the big reveal. Be sure to look for this stunningly easy upcycled lantern.

Upcyle a Lantern at www.thebensonstreet.com

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I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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