garage sale lantern into pretty Christmas lantern display

I knew this lantern was a find the minute I got it and now well I’m in love with it all over again.  And I haven’t even painted it or revamped.  All I did was fill it.  {I did wash and scrub it when I first got it home}   Oh but what a beauty it makes.  I definitely see a paint job in it’s future but Christmas is here now and well I think it looks pretty great right now.  I used a bunch of vintage Christmas tree balls.  You know the kind that crack as you take them out of the box.  Or when they fall from the tree shatter.  Well I had a bunch of those and now look how pretty and stunning they make this garage sale find look.  It makes a stunning Christmas lantern don’t you think??

IMG_6759 I used and old set of Christmas lights that the full strand would not light but for this it worked perfectly right??

And like I said be ginger getting these out of there boxes or you will end up like I did with a few balls lost…

And save the boxes or you won’t have any to fill the lantern next year.IMG_7699

Christmas lantern display MMAH

I found that black & white snow man at a garage sale back in 2012 and now with the lantern I must say garage sales have been good to me.

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18 Responses

  1. Paula says:

    Beautiful and a great idea!

  2. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous lantern – that was quite a find! I love what you did with it!

  3. Kim says:

    I really like the lantern what a great find! I love garage sales. Very cute display.
    Happy Holidays!

  4. i love this ! its such a great idea !!!

  5. This turned out really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

  6. cynthial1956 says:

    This is just stunning! I love it when something this beautiful comes together so easily! The nice thing is you can empty it and use it again and again! Thanks for sharing at the Living Big on Less Money Series!

  7. Love your lantern….Lucky girl, wish I could find those garage sales! LOL

  8. I love it. what a fabulous lantern and it is stunning all aglow. Very creative. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Nice find! And you made a beautiful creation. I would use it all year on the deck and patio too.

  10. What a transformation! This makes a lovely decoration!

  11. Amber Neal says:

    Thanks for coming by and linking up with us this week for MMM link up party! I always love seeing what you have done and I love this! What cool and unique decoration! It looks like something you would have paid a lot of money for so good for you on the great deal!!

  12. Gracie says:

    Love your lantern! can’t believe you found that at a garage sale.thanks for sharing:)

  13. Carol says:

    That is so pretty, and that snowman is adorable!

  14. Looks stunning! Love the redo! Thanks for linking up to Sunday FUNday!

  15. Love the Black and White look and the lantern full of ornaments and lights is awesome! Thanks for linking to TTF!

  16. Love! Awesome find! Thank you so much for sharing on Whatever Wednesday! Hope to see you again this week! Happy New Year!

  17. Sue says:

    Hope you still have the lantern. Happy New Year