I started feeling a little crafty while working on my latest Tuesday Trends article (spoiler alert: it’s unicorns lol). I love good dollar store hacks and these paper lanterns are just that. Not only are they inexpensive, but they only took minutes to make!
All you need is:
- White or pale colored paper lantern
- Craft paper
- Assorted fake flowers
First, draw some simple lashes on your unicorn.
Make some unicorn ears and a horn out of craft paper.
Attach those with a hot glue gun. I glued the horn to the opening of the lantern and made two little folded tabs on the back of the ears to help keep them in place.
Once those are done, add your flowers. Voila!
Simple. Cheap. Quick.
I hope you enjoy your unicorn lanterns!
Love + Whimsy,
For the Dream Big party I crafted lots of musical toys and dancing ribbons for the little ones to take home, but I wanted a gift to give our adult guests too. I wanted to make something meaningful that fit with the theme. I’ve been seeing communities participating in finding and hiding painted rocks around town and I have always loved the idea.
Of course, this was another one of my dollar store DIY projects. I found smooth rocks in the floral section and painted them with white spray paint.
After the rocks were painted I wrote inspirational dream-related sayings and doodled on them before sealing them with Mod Podge sealer. I absolutely loved making these and they turned out beautifully.
The massive undertaking that is my living room makeover is nearly complete! One of my final creations were the shabby chic beach lamps I finished last night. If you are looking an inexpensive way to make some nautical inspired lamps, take a look at this project.
Shabby Chic Beach Lamp
Easy DIY project for nautical, beach, or coastal themed decor
I wanted a set of lamps that weren’t too “matchy, matchy” or literal to complete my shabby chic beach decor, but everything I found that I liked was upwards of $150 per lamp. Um, I don’t know about you, but that isn’t where I want to throw some of my hard-earned dollars at. So I bought a cheap set of lamps; together they were $35. The best lamps to use are ones with simple shaped bases.
I used 1/4″ twisted manila rope to cover my lamps. I needed 100′ of rope to get two solid pieces long enough to cover each lamp. Starting at the base, use crazy glue to lock in the first piece.
Continue wrapping the rope by running a bead of hot glue around the lamp in sections and placing the rope tightly in line with the preceding layer. Be warned that you’ll be replacing the glue sticks often if you use a mini glue gun, as I did.
Finish off the top by cutting the rope at an angle and making sure the final wrap ends on the back side of the lamp. There you have it, a quick inexpensive way to create unique looking lamps for your nautical, beach, or coastal inspired decor.
I hope you enjoy! Please let me know what you think.
Light, love + laughter,