Creating Colored Ikea Lanterns for Pennies

$.50
15 Minutes
Easy

Everybody has seen these groovy Ikea Borrby lanterns. Cool, but boring. We found a way to make them look like colored glass with theatrical gels. Gels are available online and at theatrical supply stores. I just cut my gel to fit with scisors (they don't even have to be perfect). Then adhere them to the inside of the lantern with windex...that I squeege out with a credit card.
Pretty simple ....and
creating colored ikea lanterns for pennies, crafts, outdoor living
Ikea Borrby lanterns wih orange gels
creating colored ikea lanterns for pennies, crafts, outdoor living
Theatrical gels are used to change light colors on stage and are available at any theatrical supply site
creating colored ikea lanterns for pennies, crafts, outdoor living
They cut pretty eaisly with scisors
creating colored ikea lanterns for pennies, crafts, outdoor living
Spritz the inside with Windex....
creating colored ikea lanterns for pennies, crafts, outdoor living
.....attach the gel....
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...and squeeze out the moisture with a credit card.
creating colored ikea lanterns for pennies, crafts, outdoor living
How perfect do they look with that orange door?
James@TheCavenderDiary

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