Happy Day!!!

Today I am excited to share with you this super cute and easy faux stone lantern!  You will be so surprised to find out that I created this fabulous lantern using a piece of foam board, spray paint, and a stencil!  Wait, what?!   That is probably what you are thinking, right?  I had a hard time envisioning it myself when my husband told me about the idea.  Yes, I have to give credit where credit is due, the hubs came up with this!  Let me just take you back a few days before this lantern was created.  When I got this amazing stencil design from Royal Design Studio, I had an idea of what I was going to use it for and it ended up being a total FAIL :(.  Freaking out and feeling very frustrated I was ready to throw in the towel for the whole project.  That is when my hubby came to the rescue and gave me this idea.  Although he was the one behind the whole concept, I do have to give myself some credit as I took his concept and executed it well, if I must say so myself!

If you saw this post before, you may notice that things look a little different.  After posting it and looking at this lantern more.  I realized it needed a little TLC.  So I simply smoothed out the edges some more and added a few more finishing nails to have the middle more flush together. Now I love it even more than I did before!

Faux Stone Lantern


Faux Stone Lantern

What you will need:

Step 1: Trace your Royal Design Studio Stencil with a pencil on to the black foam board.  Then trace out a rectangle around the design the desired size that you want.  I just used a notepad that was the correct size and traced that around.

Faux Stone Lantern step 1a

Faux Stone Lantern step 1



Step 2: Once you have all four of your stencils traced out, then grab your nifty little wood burning gadget and cut out the design.

Faux Stone Lantern Wood Burning tool

Faux Stone Lantern Step 2


Step 3: Spray the foam board that you just cut out with stone textured spray paint in your desired color.  I used Rus-oleum Stone Textured finish in color Stone Bleached.  (meet my dog Marley!  She is always close by watching me or getting in the way while making my projects!)

Faux Stone Lantern step3


Step 4: Once the paint is dry, use your finishing nails to secure them all together.  Two nails on each side, on the top and the bottom.  Once you have them all in, then trace the bottom on your black foam board to make the base.  Then use your fancy little wood burning tool to cut it out. Paint that also with spray paint and let dry.  Then use 4 more finishing nails on each corner to secure it.

That is it!  Stick your flameless candle inside and you have yourself a lovely faux stone lantern!

DIY Stone Lantern

DIY Stone Lantern

DIY Faux Stone Lantern

Love how this turned out, especially love the stencil design that I used!  I can’t wait to use this stencil on future projects!  Royal Design Studio has a vast variety of unique stencil designs perfect for any project!

You will for sure want to start browsing around Royal Design Studio’s website, as I have teamed up with them to give one of my readers the chance to win a stencil 🙂  So stay tuned next week for the GIVEAWAY and to get your entries in!

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