Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern


Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern

Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern
Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern

Make you backyard gorgeous again with this stunning Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern. You'd never know by looking at it that it's made from mostly recycled items. Check out your local thrift store or dollar store to find a nice a glass hurricane or vase to form the frame of your DIY lantern. You can clean out and reuse an old tuna can from last week's dinner to make the base.
With a coat of dark paint and a white candle, this elegant garden craft looks much more expensive than it actually is. Once they see it, your friends will be asking you to teach them how to make a lantern!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsGlass, Paint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Project TypeMake a Project

Why You'll Love This Trash to Treasure Craft

1. It's budget-friendly: One of the best things about the Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern project is that it won't break the bank. By repurposing items found at thrift stores, you can create a beautiful outdoor lantern for a fraction of the cost of buying one retail.

2. It's customizable: You can let your creativity shine with this craft project. Whether you prefer a rustic, boho, or modern look, you can tailor the design of your lantern to suit your style and outdoor decor. Add your favorite color, patterns, or embellishments to make it truly unique.

3. It's eco-friendly: By upcycling old items from thrift stores, you're giving new life to materials that might have otherwise ended up in the landfill. This craft project is a great way to reduce waste and contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.

4. It's a fun DIY project: Making the Thrift Store Outdoor Lantern is a fantastic way to spend a weekend afternoon or evening. Gather your friends or family members for a crafting session and enjoy the process of creating something beautiful together.

5. It adds ambiance to your outdoor space: Once you've completed your lantern, you can place it on your patio, deck, or garden to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The soft glow of the candle or LED light inside will add warmth and charm to your outdoor gatherings.

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Great idea! An project that can upcycle or reuse items is not only great for the environment but is a wonderful way to challenge the mind with creativity and clever thinking, another option for this is to lightly paint or stain the glass hurricane for a pretty Subdued effect ...


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