Last year I made this terrarium with Ikea frames and it still is a hit here on the blog. Over time it had turned into a bit of a fail though, but read more about that here. Well, let me tell ya it is still standing! I finally fixed it and it is holding up great. So, the other day, when I browsed Pinterest, as I do
way too much sometimes, I came across this fun lantern project using frames and thought I’d try my own version of it. Check out my DIY lantern using broken frames!
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DIY Lantern Using Broken Frames
I had these broken frames that I got in the clearance section at Winners in Canada a few years ago. The frames were missing the glass part but I took them home, painted them and have used them in my decor since.
These are all different kinds and sizes, but that’s what I like about this lantern! It’s not perfect at all!
So at first, they were all painted again with white chalky finish paint, on both sides. I dry brushed the paint on each frame, just roughly, then distressed a little bit here and there.
Next the assembly, which was super easy, simply applying wood glue on each side of the frames and sticking them together. The frames are all different sizes, which made it a bit tricky, but it worked. Good thing is, that you can try out different ways before you actually glue it on.
And this is how it looks now: A very imperfect lantern, without any glass, so I put candles in jars inside and I couldn’t help but adding two cute tiny succulents as well…. Maybe you wouldn’t even call it a lantern? No idea.
If you like this, pin it for later!
I kinda like it…. a lot! I love that the frames are each different in size and style and who cares about the glass right? Well, I don’t and maybe you will want to do this with frames that actually do have glass, it’ll look great! Let me know what you think! Honestly!
Have a great day!