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29 November, 2015

Easy Faux Tin House Lanterns

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Faux Tin House LanternsI have a fun and easy little project to share today…one that I had been hoping to figure out in time for Christmas…and I did! I don’t know about you, but I love looking at beautiful photos of Scandinavian homes all dressed for Christmas...and they almost always include some sort of lantern or candle holders that are made of tin. So when I spied some wonderful tin house lanterns, I fell in love! Only problem…most of them are over $50 EACH! Yikes! Sooo…my little wheels started turning!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Faux Tin House Lanterns And here’s how I created mine for under $5.00 each! Yaay! And it’s so easy that I am almost embarrassed to even call this a tutorial!
Here’s what you will need:
  • Paper mâché houses (I found mine at Hobby Lobby half price. You can find them priced individually in the store or buy the set online here.)
  • Rust-oleum Hammered Silver spray paint
That’s it!
And here’s what you will do:
Spray several coats of the paint on the houses, being sure to paint the inside, too. Let dry between coats.
Could it be any easier?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Faux Tin House Lanterns Now just add battery-operated tea lights or votives (I used the flickering kind) and…taaa daaa! Needless to say you CANNOT use real candles since they will catch fire! I really love the way they turned out and…I also love the price!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY 3-D Galvanized StarsAnd if you are looking for more ways to use this technique, check out my farmhouse Christmas tree with super easy DIY GALVLANIZED STARS. You can really see the hammered effect!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage Tartlet TealightsAnd for more Scandinavian Christmas décor…this time with real tin…here are my VINTAGE TARTLET TEALIGHTS. They are also super easy to make and a fun addition to the holiday table!

Baby Kitty Baby Kitty is just excited that we have finally had a cold spell here and we have had our first fire in the fireplace! And I have to agree…that’s one of my favorite things about winter besides Christmas! How about you?

Remember to pin it! 

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  1. Deb, those are so cute and easy!! I love your fun ideas each year!

  2. Deb, these are fantastic, I had to pin!!!

  3. You are a clever one, Debbie. I love seeing the items you mimic.

  4. Very cool! I love the tin house lanterns, and last year I used those houses from HL for a Haunted house and Christmas I'm going to need more! Thanks Debbie!

  5. This is such a great project, Debbie. You are a genius!

  6. I love these metal houses, too. What a brilliant way to have them!

  7. You always come up with the cutest stuff, Debbie!

  8. This is really cute...and pretty reasonable too....thanks for the tip

  9. Love these! What a great idea. I swear you must craft in your sleep woman!;)

  10. I made these! Thank you, thank you for the great idea and sources. Everyone loved my table and I'll be blogging about it tomorrow with lots of photos. What a fabulous (and fabulously easy) project! Happy New Year, Debbie.

  11. What a great idea, thanks! I may make these this weekend sine I have some winter decor out...


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