Reader Bambi at Crafting Occurs alerted me to her super awesome idea for turning two dollar store baskets into a lantern, and I just knew you guys would appreciate it. I can imagine these decorating a garden party, funky bridal shower, or maybe a cool light fixture in a tween’s room. If the colors you find at the dollar store don’t work for you, there’s always spray paint! [click here for the tutorial]

Project Estimate:
  • 2 wire baskets, $2
  • Ribbon, on hand
  • Pliers, on hand

Total: $2

p.s. I’m the judge for next week’s CSI challenge: dollar store edition, so go enter your great dollar store crafts from this week!