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Turn dollar store frames into beautiful lanterns
Use your favorite images in these beautiful, ambient lanterns. Perfect for a dinner party, too!

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a decorative light. Dollar Store Frame Lanterns - Step 2
    Step 1

    Vintage Cactus Images
    Four 4" x 6" frames
    E-6000 Glue
    Americana Decor Crackle Medium
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Enchanted
    Americana Decoupage in Gloss
    Large clamps

  • Step 2

    Watch how to make them here:

  • How to make a decorative light. Dollar Store Frame Lanterns - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. Remover the glass, backing and small metal stays
    2. Glue the frames in a box shape together with E-6000 Glue and let dry
    3. & 4. Paint the frames with Americana Decor Crackle Medium
    5. When the Crackle Medium is dry paint over it with the Americana Decor Chalky Finish with broad strokes making sure not to overwork the paint
    *One thick coat should do it
    6. Use the glass as a template to cut out the cactus images
    7. Mist the images with water, add decoupage to the glass and carefully place them on the glass
    8. Coat them with more Decoupage
    9. When the images are dry, glue them inside the frames with more E-6000 Glue
    Done!

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