This old rose gold lantern was just one step away from the donate bin. Until a Target run provided some inspiration for this super quick DIY black lantern project.
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I found this rose gold lantern (remember rose gold? 😄 ) at Ross Dress For Less way back in 2016.
It’s one of those pieces if you’ve read this blog for any length of time (my favorite phrase lately) you’ve seen it before.
While I love the shape of it. The rose gold is admittedly a bit dated for me at this point. So it almost got donated in my eagerness to declutter and refresh our family room.
It wasn’t until I came across this pretty black lantern by Magnolia at Target (and wanted to buy it LOL). That I got the idea to just spray paint this one black.
DIY Black Lantern
- Wipe down your lantern with the microfiber cloth to make sure it’s dust-free.
2. Use the scrap pieces of paper and painters tape to cover the glass
3. Spray your lantern with 2-3 thin coats of spray paint. Allowing it to dry in between.
The best part of this simple DIY is you can use any style or shape of lantern you have. I’ve seen them at thrift stores and garage sales for only a few dollars.
The total cost of this project was only $4 I paid for the spray paint since I already had everything else on hand. Now, this DIY black lantern has a fresh updated look that works great with my current decorating style.
While I realize this isn’t a hugely complicated DIY or anything. I did want to share it to give you some inspiration on using what you already have in your home!
I’ve rounded some budget-friendly lanterns below in case you’re not much of a DIY(er) but you like the look of black lanterns.
Thanks for reading!