I don't know what it is about the 4th of July, but it always puts me in a crafty mood. I was wanting to make something for the 4th and these dollar store patriotic lanterns were both easy and thrifty. This is a perfect project to let the kids help out with too.
I started with 3 candle holders and a pack of stickers. They were only one dollar each at the dollar store. I love the dollar store!
The kids or you can place the star stickers all around the candle holders. I didn't use a particular pattern, I just stuck them on.
Once you have on all the star stickers, grab your spray paint and get started. It was a windy day here, so I spray painted in my garage. Make sure you lay down something first so you don't get paint everywhere. I cut open an old cereal box we were throwing away.
Start painting the candle holders. I recommend keeping about 10-12 inches away so the paint doesn't get too drippy. I just sprayed in one coat, but you may want to use two small coats.
Spray until the stickers aren't very visible. You can see where they are, but not the color. Let them sit until the paint is dry. This should take three to four hours depending on the temperature.
Now you can peel off the stickers. Put some candles in them and you are ready for the 4th. I used citronella candles to help keep the bugs away.
This project was so easy, even I could handle it (and I am so not crafty)! So what are you waiting for? Grab some spray paint and get started on these awesome dollar store patriotic lanterns.
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