Time Required :
15 minutes or less
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

farmhouse lantern

We saw the light! (It was tucked inside these fabulous farmhouse lanterns!) Now we’d like to show you how to make your very own welcoming piece of wall décor, complete with a stenciled message. Read below, and we’ll tell you all about it!
Step 1
First, decide where you’d like to place your word (or message). Then place a piece of washi tape across your plaque below that spot, to use as a guideline for placing the letter stencils.  
Step 2
Cut out each letter you’ll need to spell your word (or message) from the stencil sheets. 
Step 3
Now, arrange your letters on the plaque, using the line of washi tape as your guide. 
Step 4
Pour a little puddle of acrylic paint onto your paper plate (or plastic palette) and then dip your sponge pouncer into the paint. Use quick up-and-down motions to dab the pouncer onto the open part of each letter stencil. When you’ve covered every letter, carefully lift your stencil away from the plaque and peel away the washi tape. Let the paint dry.

TIP: As you pounce each letter, be sure to hold the stencil very still. If you’re a little nervous about this part, you can use painter’s tape or patterning tape to help hold the stencil in place.
Step 5
Now it’s time to shine some light on this situation! Remove and discard the original lids from two Mason jars (you won’t need those at all for this project). Place a LED tea light inside each jar. Next, screw a new lid with hang chain onto each of the jars. 
Step 6
Measure your plaque and mark where you like to add the lanterns. 
Step 7
Screw a cup hook into each marked spot and then hang your lanterns. Brilliant!
 
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