Upcycling a Clock Box into a Blackout Kit and Emergency Lantern

Upcycling a Clock Box into a Blackout Kit and Emergency Lantern

I love finding broken things at thrift stores because they are positively perfect for any number of upcycling ideas. And this clock box was no exception, since it was missing the clock! So, I decided to repurpose it into a blackout kit to fill with power outage supplies AND be an emergency lantern, as well.
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Halloween Lantern from a Wooden Hurricane Lantern

Halloween Lantern from a Wooden Hurricane Lantern

Raise your hand if you had a candle lantern or wooden hurricane lantern like this one in your home? There was a similar one in mine – and in fact, I think my parents still have it! Either way, when I saw this one in a thrift store, I snapped it up for an upcycling idea I had. I wondered if I could repurpose it into a Halloween lantern or some sort of light up Halloween decor? Read more ›

Firefly Lantern with Upcycled Lighting from the Thrift Store

Firefly Lantern with Upcycled Lighting from the Thrift Store

Upcycling projects with vintage light fixtures is a common theme on my blog and this particular project was inspired by the trendy shop, Anthropologie. After seeing their metalwork hurricanes online, I realized how much they resembled a brass light from Habitat ReStore. That’s when I decided I needed to repurpose one into a firefly lantern. And I suspected that it would be pretty easy to do!Read more ›