You know how people ask you, “What’s your most embarrassing moment?” Well, I never had a good answer. I don’t think I get embarrassed very easily, but today, all of that changed. I headed over to The Jason Show to share a few ideas for spring decorating, on a budget, and this happened…
I obviously forgot me brain this morning…
Anyway… I thought I’d share the tutorial for the DIY Hurricane Lanterns, made with dollar store frames, so…
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 4 Frames- From the dollar store, of course 🙂
- Hot Glue Gun (and hot glue 🙂 )
- Corner Braces (Optional)
- Spray Paint (Optional)- I used this one.
- Glass Jars in Various Sizes
- Faux Eucalyptus Stems (I love the ones at IKEA)
Start by removing the paper pictures and cardboard backing from each frame; and then secure the glass with the tabs.
Grab your hot glue gun, and run a strip of glue down the side of each frame…
… securing one to the other as you go. In the end, you form a square. You need to work rather quickly as hot glue dries fast.
You can stop at this point and be done… 2 minute craft! Or you can continue on and add a little embellishment. I chose to spray paint 8 corner braces and add them to the corners of the lantern.
I adhered them with more hot glue, but there was a little issue. The corner braces kept falling off. See the frames I used had a little rut, so when I glued the corner brace on, the glue went into the rut and dried, and not enough glue was on the corner brace (you’ll actually notice in the video above that one had fallen off… probably one I forgot to secure for the second time. #oops). To avoid this, add a glob of hot glue into the “rut” of the frame and let it dry. Then add another glob of hot glue onto the dried glob and secure the corner brace on. Allowing the first glob to dry in the rut means there will be enough glue to actually reach the corner brace… Also, glob is a very technical crafting word 🙂
For a spring-y look, I added some glass jars I already had on hand (a spice jar, a Frappuccino bottle, and one other) and cut up some faux eucalyptus stems to put inside.
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