Tuesday, November 4, 2014

IKEA Lantern Makeover

Add a beautiful touch of Fall to your decor with this easy
 DIY  lantern makeover.
The lantern I used came from IKEA, but any lantern will do.

Start by cutting a dinner napkin into 4 pieces...

Separate the napkin so that you only have the top layer with the pattern...

Cut the napkin slightly larger than the glass in the lantern. Coat the glass on the inside of the lantern with ModPodge...

Lay the napkin pattern side down on the ModPodge covered glass. Gently press the napkin down. Don't rub the napkin or it may tear. Give the napkin a coat of ModPodge...

I used a gold metallic enamel paint to tone down the black and make it coordinate with my Fall theme...

I didn't want the lantern to be a solid gold, so I used a damp paper towel to wash on the metallic paint...

The lantern could be used just like this, but I decided to add a little something to it...

I first glued on faux leaves using E6000...

Then I added some faux acorns...

All it needs now is a battery operated candle and I have a lantern that will add warmth and beauty to my home through Thanksgiving.
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  1. Nice project..... it turned out great! :)

  2. Really cute Virginia! I love the napkin, perfect for Fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. This is so gorgeous! I love the gold paint and the napkin is perfect!
    I'd love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating our wonderful, everyday lives!

  4. I love the finished product - it looks great!

  5. The distressed gold finish really added to the lantern. It would make a great centerpiece for a table. Thank you for bringing it over to Make It Monday.

  6. Very creative! You really transformed it into a pretty, warm fall decoration. Well done!

  7. Perfect for autumn! Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

  8. I saw your feature on Junkin Joe. What a great makeover for a lantern. I love lanterns and have a few hanging around that need a little something. This is a great idea, I am going to give it a shot. Thanks for the inspiration. Luanne

  9. So cute! I love how this turned out, and what a great idea to use a paper napkin!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Motivational Monday! Hope to see you again next week!

  10. Hi there! I hopped over from Junkin' Joe when I saw your great Ikea upcycle! Love it! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Cecilia

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