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5 min. Ikea lantern restyle

Today I wanted to share this really quick and simple 5 min. Ikea lantern restyle with you! Yes, it really only takes 5 minutes and you might even have everything at home already! 

5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle kreativk.net

I had bought these Ikea lanterns a while back and used them in my fireplace with candles in them. Now, that the fireplace is covered up, I had an idea of how to restyle these lanterns a little bit. And it really only took me 5 minutes to do so! 

I’m gonna be honest with you, I’m super happy about fast, lazy, get~done~in~no~time~ decor and not always in the mood or have time for huge time consuming projects. I mean, not that I ever had a huge project, but there are some, where there’s paint involved, that needs to dry overnight, so when I came up with this, I knew, it was going to be something quick and still give me the decor fix, if ya know what I mean! And look kinda pretty too! 

So, back to my 5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle! I grabbed:

~ small rocks

~ some faux fern leaves and a faux succulent

~ two empty glass jars 

5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net

I filled the jars with the rocks and then stuck the succulent in one and the fern leaves into the other! I then placed the jars inside the lanterns! Done!!

5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net


5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net


5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net


5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net


5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net


5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net


5 min. Ikea Lantern restyle/kreativk.net

I have them at the end of my dining room table and they look fresh and different! 

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’ll be posting something fun and I’m super excited about it, that’s why Pretty Pics Thursday has to wait another week! Be sure to stop by! Happy Wednesday!!!

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  • Christin
    16/05/2016 at 16:07

    Very chic! I’m always looking for ideas for lanterns!

    • Katrin
      16/05/2016 at 22:49

      Thanks that’s so sweet of you! 🙂

  • Shirley Wood
    14/05/2016 at 13:30

    It’s always nice when a nice decor change can be easy and still appealing. Very nice! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. I really like the color of the rocks.

    • Katrin
      14/05/2016 at 21:57

      Thanks Shirley, I appreciate it!

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  • Pili
    12/05/2016 at 23:16

    You are always so creative when decorating Katrin!! I would need to spend some time with you to learn, I have some lanterns and can’t think of anything that are not candles… Do the succulents survive with rocks, or do they need some soil?

    • Katrin
      13/05/2016 at 09:47

      Hi Pili, these are faux, not real succulents and the fern leaves are fake as well, so no need to worry, lol! Even easier! Thanks for the visit, you’re so sweet! 🙂

  • Lela
    11/05/2016 at 20:55

    This is so cute Katrin! The plants look perfect inside the lanterns. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

    • Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 21:50

      Thanks Lela!!!

  • Diana
    11/05/2016 at 18:40

    Great job styling your lanterns, Katrin. They look terrific–sleek and simple 🙂 Thanks for linking up your posts with Vintage Charm!

    • Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 21:49

      Thanks Diana 😉

  • Lisa B.
    11/05/2016 at 14:26

    Good Morning Katrin!!! Your post was chosen as a Featured post for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! Come by and see you post linked up and grab your Featured button too!! ~Lisa~

    • Katrin
      11/05/2016 at 14:30

      Hi Lisa! Thank you sooo much! That made my day 😉

  • Winnie
    10/05/2016 at 22:43

    Katrin – it’s sooooooo beautiful! I wish I had this touch of decoration that you certainly have!

    • Katrin
      10/05/2016 at 23:31

      Thanks so so much Winnie! This was really a 5 min. thingy… 😉

  • Lori
    10/05/2016 at 17:22

    This is so cute, Katrin! You find the easiest ways to decorate! Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Katrin
      10/05/2016 at 17:27

      Thanks for stopping by Lori!

  • Brooke of Passport Couture
    10/05/2016 at 04:03

    What a fun and creative idea to use Ikea lanterns! I love the final results and think it’s fantastic you used succulents. Thanks for the great inspiration!

    • Katrin
      10/05/2016 at 07:42

      Thanks so much Brooke! The lanterns are versatile and really at a great price too, so with candle in them or not, a great deco piece!

  • Nikki
    09/05/2016 at 17:04

    These are so fresh, fun, and different. I love all the textures from the Sleek metal of the lantern to The Rusticness of the rocks. And the greenery looks perfect. It catches your eye and creates a lightness of spring. Love this, great job!

    • Katrin
      09/05/2016 at 21:28

      Thanks friend! I had that decorating need, and this was perfect and quick too! Lanterns are so versatile!

  • Leigh
    07/05/2016 at 14:59

    What a creative idea! I wouldn’t have thought of it but it’s an interesting switch from the candles.
    Blessings, Leigh

    • Katrin
      07/05/2016 at 20:55

      Thank you Leigh!

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    06/05/2016 at 19:44

    These look great! I actually use my ikea lanterns as windowsill-greenhouses…
    Crafty weekend,

    • Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 20:35

      Oh how lovely! That must look great as well, I really like them with something green in them! Thanks Marjan! Wishing you a crafty weekend as well!

  • Celeste
    06/05/2016 at 19:00

    This is super cute! I have those same lanterns and I’m always trying to change them up every season! This is such an easy and beautiful way to style them for summer!

    • Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 19:02

      Thanks so much Celeste! I love these lanterns and what you can do with them! 🙂

  • Julie
    06/05/2016 at 10:59

    Clever, simple and pretty!
    These lanterns look really versatile, I think some might have to fall into my basket next time I’m in IKEA!

    • Katrin
      06/05/2016 at 11:21

      haha, yes they are a great decor item! Thanks for stopping by Julie!

  • Sandra
    05/05/2016 at 20:36

    It does not get any easier than this! I think I’d take to the fainting couch if I had to do a large project so this totally my style.

    • Katrin
      05/05/2016 at 22:42

      Hahaha, yes, I know what you mean, I’d join you there! 🙂 Thanks Sandra!

  • Debbie
    04/05/2016 at 18:02

    Hi Katrin, at first glance I did think the lanterns were shelving (my eyes aren’t what they were!). I really like the clever way you’ve adapted the lanterns to be more ornamental and they look perfectly simple. Very nice.


    • Katrin
      04/05/2016 at 21:46

      Thanks so much Debbie, I think it’s fun having something green in them, I like to use them as lanterns as well, but you know, a little change is great sometimes! 🙂

  • Keri
    04/05/2016 at 14:40

    Katrin, this project is quick and easy and that’s what I love!!!! Your spruced up lanterns looks terrific!! Great job! Can’t wait to see what you have for us tomorrow!

    • Katrin
      04/05/2016 at 16:27

      Thank you Keri! I love quick stuff like this! It makes me feel good! Tomorrow will be fun! 🙂

  • Lynn
    04/05/2016 at 12:53

    Hey there…
    My tables are looking quite bare lately and these lanterns would had that certain something. Hey…did you notice that the jar with the rocks and the succulent looks a bit like pineapple? Just realized that.
    Katrin, you have such a lovely, simple and clean style…just very refreshing! I think it’s be so relaxing and spa-like in your home.
    Thanks for continuing to inspire.
    Hugs, Lynn
    p.s. Hitting the road to go gather Kate and all her belonging from school in 1/2 hour! yippee! Now I’ll have a girl back in my home…I’ve been missing that karma that a daughter brings.

    • Katrin
      04/05/2016 at 16:24

      Now that you’ve mentioned it, it does look like a pineapple, lol! Ha! Cool! My home is relaxing in the morning, when there’s no noise and just peace and yes, that. Then when the girls come the fun begins! And that’s ok. but not much spa~feeling then, lol! Bookbags, dirty socks and stuff everywhere… you know. Oh I can imagine how lovely it will be to have Kate back at home! Daughters are fun, hey? I’m sure sons as well, but like you put it, it must be a different karma! Enjoy Lynn and have a safe drive!!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    04/05/2016 at 10:57

    They most certainly look fresh and different. Katrin you are the Queen of Fast and Easy Decor!! Hey those look like my rocks… did you come over to Greece and pick them from my beach?

    • Katrin
      04/05/2016 at 12:40

      Hahaha, yes I am! I definitely got my quick deco fix that day! Always on the lookout for something fun & easy! Thanks Mary 🙂