Bedroom Decor For Kids

2 Hours
Every child likes to add their own special touch to their bedroom.
This super easy and inexpensive project will allow them to create their own style and make a statement piece for their bedroom.
Using items that you can purchase at your local dollar store or may already have around your home, You or your child can customize a plain paper lantern into a beautiful accent piece for any room.
Shabby Chic
County Cottage / Farmhouse
....Any home decor style, depending how your choose to dye it, leave plain white or use brown filters. So many options!
Paper Lantern
Round Coffee Filters
Food Coloring/Gel
Hot Glue Gun
String of Lights
Our daughter loves to tie-dye shirts, so she wanted her lantern to reflect her style. We helped by dying the coffee filters in multiple colors.
*We highly recommend wearing rubber gloves!!*
Once they were all dried, we glued them onto a paper lantern.
Added the strand of lights to the inside and hung. If you do not want to hang it, it would look just as cute sitting on a dresser or night stand.
This DIY only cost us $3.00, since we already had the dye and glue. However, those are very inexpensive items to purchase.
The time was about a total of 2 hrs. Dye & dry =1hr, Gluing on filters=1hr
Please visit our link below for full step by step instructions.

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  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jan 29, 2016
    We tried doing a wreath at the senior center, but used liquid food coloring. We did not get a very good color. I don't remember seeing a gel food coloring at Walmart, where did you get it?


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  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jan 30, 2016
    Our cake decorating is between different craft aisles. One of the few area that they do not change every month. They not only move aisle, they move individual items also. I know it is to get you to search and find something else you will impulse buy, but it is a pain when you want to find something and have to walk through the entire store to find it. Will begin the GREAT SEARCH next time I am in town. Valentine's Day would be a good time for this craft. THANKS!

  • Linda Linda on Jan 30, 2016
    Try Joann Fabrics, or Michael's, in the Wilton Aisle.