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Dollar Store Crafts ~ Holiday Lantern

This year I’m keeping my holiday decorations to a minimum and  that’s why I love dollar store crafts.  Not only are they cheap, homemade, simple but they add just a little bit of decoration without going full blown Christmas.  I always think it’s a good idea to deck the whole house out but I never have as much ambition to take it all down after Christmas as I did before.  The boys are getting old enough to help me next year.  So for this year I will be sticking with easy to make dollar store crafts like this holiday lantern.  

Dollar Store Crafts Holiday Lantern

Light up your holidays when you craft this easy and inexpensive holiday lantern.  You can make your own in minutes using a variety of Dollar Tree materials. This holiday lantern would make an excellent hostess gift, centerpiece, or just a fun craft to try with your family. Take a peek below and see how you can get started.

Dollar Store Crafts ~ Holiday Lantern

Glass handled jar (found in the candle section of Dollar Tree)
Green or red crafting sand
Battery operated votive or real votive
Ribbon of choice

Dollar Store Crafts Holiday Lantern

1. Begin by filling the hanging jar about ½ way full of the colored sand. You can use a solid color or even mix if you want.
2. Tuck your votive into the sand. Press down so it is flat and sitting evenly.
3. Cut a length of ribbon and tie it onto the handle of the lantern. Tie into a bow if you wish.

As mentioned, EVERYTHING you see on this supply list can be found at your local Dollar Tree store. Total cost for this project was just a few dollars with plenty of supplies left over to make an additional one if we wanted.Dollar Store Crafts Holiday Lantern

Your dollar store holiday lantern is now ready to light up the night. The color of the light looks so pretty bouncing off the colored sand, and you will find that it is the perfect accent piece for your space.

Gather your supplies and give this easy and inexpensive holiday lantern a try!