If you follow me for some time you know I love MacKenzie Childs merchandise. Love their attention to details and most of all their gorgeous patterns! Today I like to do just that ! Have fun with patterns and create something fun to display my candles and most of all hopefully inspire you to create. Lets make budget friendly lantern diy … shall we ? Love to use random pieces that are around me so let’s put some inexpensive items to use and create hopefully fun high end piece of home decor on the Dollar Tree budget! Don’t you just love that idea? I am on the mission to create Dollr Tree arched lantern .The accessories we choose to furnish our homes with, often speak volumes about us as individuals reflect our personal taste and capture something of who we are or aspire to be. Let’s find those perfect home decor pieces together
Supplies needed to create high end MacKenzie Childs Inspired lantern
- plastic race track 2 pieces
- chalk paint
- acrylic paint
- gold paint
- spray paint
- wooden beads
- thick frame
- dark wax
- dura clear
- embellishments CROWN
- hot glue and glue sticks
Let the fun begin ! Let’s make arched lantern
I got my pieces together and now it is time to go to work. All those pieces can be easy found in the Dollar Tree or any toy store or even better at your own toy box ..lol
I have seen this project being done in so many ways but I like to put my own spin on it. If you follow me for some time you know I will be adding details. Details in my book often means patterns and some bling.
I decided to paint all pieces white solid color. Chalk paint will definitely help me with this task. It for sure require 2 coats. My race track since it is plastic was spray painted first and then covered with chalk paint.
My goal was to achieve high end look so that means MacKenzie Childs pattern will be in play. I so love their products and am on the mission to bring some high end home decor ideas but done on the budget
If you follow me for some time you do know I love me some MacKenzie Childs patterns so my frame was perfect for that. My Dollar Tree arched lantern will look soo good !
Time to put lantern together! Install each race track on the inside of your frame and secure with wooden block
My Budget friendly lantern diy is slowly changing into high end piece. Love me my Dollar Tree arched lantern already! Gold makes it all good.
Little gold touches here and there .. some pretty crowns and all is starting to look so fancy .. super high end
You can watch FULL TUTORIAL on how I made my high end looking lantern on the budget on my YouTube Channel below
Lanterns are may favorite to make .. Check my rustic version HERE
Love pattern as much as I do .. Check my drop cloth pillow also inspired by MacKenzie Childs HERE
Did I mention I love flowers too? Check out my tutorial on how I made roses out of coffee filters HERE