Thursday, August 2, 2012


I'm still in the mood to do beachy projects with these triple digit temperatures that just won't let up.  Today's project is an easy one and came in under $5 and about 30 minutes!
 I picked up this battery operated lantern at Lowe's for $3.50.  I loved that it was just plain white....kind of an empty canvas for a crafter, right?
I folded a piece of beachy blue tissue paper into a band and  fastened it to the base.  Then I just added some jute to the top and bottom and stuck on a starfish that I had painted silver. easy was that?  And of course, because everything is fastened on to the band, when I'm tired of it, I can just take the band off and make it over in to something new.  I love the way it just kind of glows, and because it's flameless, I can put it anywhere, inside or out.
 Right now it fits right in with the rest of the beachy blue decor I'm enjoying and I think it will stay that way as long as the heat lingers here in the Midwest.
I'll leave you with this picture of my little grandson, who played hard all day and fell asleep with his Spiderman glove on!
I know I'll sleep safe and sound knowing I'm protected by an adorable superhero who's ready for anything!
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  1. Adorable! You find the best deals!

  2. The lantern came out so pretty!! I rarely think to make altered projects. Good idea :)

    That's cute that your son fell asleep with the glove on lol.


  3. You better not get tired of it Danni! Its just perfect. You continue to amaze me with your creativity,seriously! I love it. And your grandson is just so sweet xxx

  4. Danni, your grandson must be having the best time with you. I love that he is committed to his character, even while asleep :)

    The lantern is the perfect amount of beachy. I can't believe it was only $3.50 to start. I love the embellishments you added.

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    1. I also have a Bucket List that I haven't gotten around to posting yet - great minds think alike?

  6. Oh this is easily my favourite. I love how this turned out! The little starfish is the perfect embellishment.

  7. I haven't seen those hanging lanterns but I'm off to hunt this down and copy you! Glad the little super hero fell asleep before you did! ~ Maureen

  8. I want one of these! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  9. Danni, you little one is precious! What a clever idea and the price is right! I love all things starfish!

  10. Oh, gosh, does he have the most pinchable little cheeks! Has he helped do any project or is he just crime-fighting? The lantern was cute - I can see it used at Halloween and Christmas since you made it adaptable.

  11. He is such a cutie! Grandkids are the best :)My grandson has a favorite puppy stuffed animal, too. I saw your little guy's laying up by his head. So sweet.

    Cool lantern! With those colors you could use it for Christmas, too. My Christmas colors are blues, aqua, and silver.

  12. I know a couple of kids who would love that Spidey glove! The lantern is extra pretty with your simple and classy embellishment.

  13. Danni,

    This is cute!Great idea!

    Thanks for sharing,

  14. I love this!! I'm featuring it tomorrow. =)

  15. Hi Danni, This is so cool! Great job! and the pic of the sleepy head is even more adorable:)
    I would like to invite you the share this--and all your other great projects) on the Mommy Blog Craft Exchange. If you have a moment please check it out here:
    Thanks and keep crafting:) Di{CookTheTV}

  16. Great Job Danni!! I love the way it turned out. The starfish is such a great addition, and it's perfect you can change it out with the season! I will be featuring this project on at my party tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.:)

  17. I love how it came out! So cute! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!