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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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 ›