Repurpose a Lantern to Organize

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Somewhere in the year 2010 I decided I could not have enough lanterns. I snagged them on clearance aisles, HomeGoods. It came to a head this spring when I would spend hours minutes re-arranging lanterns.  My family was getting a little worried. So I used our annual garage sale as an opportunity to lean out the collection.  Until, I had a mismatched, lonely, isolated wood lantern from Target clearance.  And, it taunted me.

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Fast forward a few weeks,  I got an idea while I was consolidating/organizing my wrapping paper.  Is there a rule that I have to stick a candle in the lantern?

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What do you think?

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Update a Chalkboard in Seconds

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Here is my DIY chalkboard in my dining room.   After my recent dining room makeover, the chalkboard looked  a little lost on the wall.  Or, maybe IT was  just bored!

chalkboard1I found these  Wall Pops at Tuesday Morning earlier this summer and thought the splash of blue might be fun!   Or, at least get the attention of someone in my family!   It comes with a self adhesive holder and pen which you can see in the far left edge. chalkboardwallpops

 What do you think?  I started with two, but ended up using all 3 dots!

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Here is the link for the original  PB inspired chalkboard for our basement. LINKING UP TO:  INSIDE BRU CREW  3 LITTLE GREENWOODS  LADYBUG BLESSINGS  THIRTY HANDMADE DAYS  LOVE OF FAMILY & HOME  CHIC ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET