This is a particularly great time to speak about how to add filler décor to lanterns seasonally. Because the seasons are going to be changing, this is the time we begin thinking about adding warmer touches to our homes.
The cooler temperatures that will be here soon makes a fun time to add some of my all time favorite pieces as filler décor for lanterns.
Today is the first Wednesday of the month too! That means it’s DIY Challenge day! Our host Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip is making this a DIY Bloggers Choice.
If you are stopping by from visiting Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip welcome and isn’t her project adorable?
I hope you will visit these other ladies to see what they are sharing today.
Because I get to make this my choice, I’m excited to share the pieces I enjoy adding to lanterns.
How I Updated My Lanterns To Lighten Them
So, now, let’s see how to add filler décor to lanterns seasonally. Also, I have a little extra something to share regarding my lanterns. It’s easy, fast and made a big difference to them.
Because it’s a quick and fast update I am going to share the change I made to my lanterns first. I hope that’s okay with you? Of course it is, who doesn’t enjoy a quick easy lantern update and adding filler décor seasonally.
Incidentally, these are from Pottery Barn and I have had them for years. I am telling you this because I have not been using these as much as I have hoped.. I had not been able to put my finger on the reason. why I didn’t use these And then I made a change with this challenge it came to me.
They need to be lighter and softer. So, how am I going to achieve lightening these?
Updating The Lanterns To Use Seasonally With White Wax
First, clean the dust off.
Next step, tape the glass using painters tape. Doing this allows the glass to stay clean. No need for clean up the glass and scrape wax off.
Adding Miss Mustard Seed White Wax
Next, using Miss Mustard Seed white wax and a stencil brush I begin the layering process of adding white wax. Adding wax to a project is all about layering and buffing well.
Here’s a snap of the smaller piece as I begin adding the wax. You may notice the lantern is a bit lighter. By the way, I did apply two coats of wax to these to get the look I am wanting to achieve.
After two coats of wax, and a bit of buffing with a lint free cloth they have a new look and match our décor better. Now these will be on display more often with seasonal fillers.
By the way, using waxes is a great way to make a change to many projects. It adds character and definition to painted projects. You may enjoy this project where I share paint and wax ideas. It’s a BIG transformation!
Adding Filler Décor to Lanterns Seasonally
Anything that gives you joy will work inside for filler décor.
I am sharing one of my favorites of all time. I’ll give you a hint, they smell amazing and are easy to make dried orange slices. I share an easy way to make dried orange slices.
Ideas To Use Dried Oranges As Filler Décor
Dried Oranges for Filler Décor in Lanterns
Using dried oranges as filler décor in lanterns is pretty and the smell makes it even better. These will smell guests walk by the dried orange slices and your guests will be wowed.
A Battery Operated Pillar Candle with Dried Orange Slices
Now, how about adding a battery operated pillar candle and sprinkling dried orange slices around the candle. It takes minutes and packs a punch in the home.
More Ideas To Add Filler Decor To Lanterns Seasonally
Adding Walnuts In The Shell
Walnut are pretty inside lanterns too. They are available at any food store.
Add Berry Baskets
Berry crates filled with orange slices looks pretty in lanterns. Having orange slices spilling over the side is fun. You can see how to make these easily HERE.
Paint Walnuts For Lantern Filler Décor
Painting Walnuts Too
Painting walnuts with craft paint is very easy. As an example I painted these walnuts with cold and champagne paint. Adding small pinecones to the nuts the mix is a great combination too!
Other Project Ideas To Make With Dried Orange Slices
Make A Garland Using Dried Orange Slices and Dried Fruit
By the way, I recently shared this post with steps to make an easy orange and fruit garland. It’s a great project for the entire family.
Add Dried Oranges To Seasonal Décor
HERE I share how to add dried whole clementine and orange slices to your décor seasonally. This is a great way to add warmth and the scent of the dried orange slices and clementine is pretty.
More Ways To Add Filler Décor To Lanterns For The Holidays
Christmas to consider is perfect for lanterns too. The best part about adding dried orange slices, walnuts and pinecones, they work throughout the holiday season.
Here, I am going to share examples of how to make the switch easily by adding a few Christmas elements to the how to add filler décor to lanterns seasonally.
Add A Simple White Ceramic Crock
Here, I use an old advertising crock filled with silver plate and a bottle brush tree. If you don’t have a white crock your home, you can purchase one HERE inexpensively. And the best part is after the holidays simply use it as a utensil holder to hold cooking tools or add a fake plant.
As an example, my crock is brimming with pieces from my grandmother which is sentimental and adding a small tree is a great Christmas touch.
Inspiration For How To Add Filler Decor To Lanterns For Christmas and Winter
Use A Crown Around A Bottle Brush Tree
Adding a bottle brush tree makes this crown look like a tree skirt doesn’t it?
Add Pieces You Alreasdy Own And Are Sentimental
Be creative with pieces already in your home. By the way, my baby shoe is bronzed from my parents and holds a small bottle brush tree. Pieces don’t always have to be purchased.
Add A Tea Cup and Saucer
Don’t have one to use, you can purchase one HERE inexpensively to add filler decor to lanterns. And use it for hot tea for the rest of the winter season.
What to add to the tea cup? How about a bottle brush trees which are an obsession of mine. You can see some of my collection HERE.
Additional Filler Décor Ideas For Winter Months
Adding More Filler Décor to Lanterns After The Holiday Season
These dried orange slices work in the home all winter long.
Adding Filler Décor To Lanterns
Use Flower Pots As Filler Decor To Lanterns Seasonally
Using a flower pot with a battery operated candle is a great idea for the shorter days to add warmth. You can see how to make these flower pots HERE in this easy tutorial.
Adding Books to Lanterns
By the way, how about adding books to lanterns. Old books have tons of character and charm. Adding these as filler décor is a great option. For a bit of elegance add a small Florentine picture.
A picture you enjoy for can be added or an empty small frame.
Illustrated Below Is More Filler Decor Ideas For Lanterns
Adding Spindles or Architectural Pieces
Add Crowns of Various Sizes
I like to add dishes of adding crowns, plates and books inside lanterns. The crowns can be found thrifting or antiquing. Etsy is great spot to find these. These pieces add a touch of whimsy to filler décor in lanterns.
How About Using Your White Crock For Decor With Your Lanterns
Using my crock and keeping it filled with the silverplate I add a small Florentine picture I have to keep things interesting. Again, use any small frame or a small picture you enjoy in your home.
I hope you enjoyed this post on how to add filler décor to lanterns seasonally. Let me know what your favorite is that I shared. I’d love to read if you enjoy using lanterns too.