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Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Lantern

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This DIY Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Lantern  is perfect for any beach lover!  You can also change up the look and make it the perfect gift for anyone.

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Lantern

This is a fun project that is a great beginner DIY project!  And I absolutely love how customizable this Christmas lantern is.  I went with a Christmas tree shape, but you could use any simple shape.  Change the paint colors and the added details and you’ve got a completely different look.

Terra Cotta Christmas Lantern Supplies: (affiliate links provided for your convenience)

I printed out a simple Christmas tree design.  I marked the spots that I wanted to drill the holes.

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

With a pencil or sharpie pen press firmly until you can see the dot on the pot.

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

It’s important to have the right drill bit.  A standard drill bit will take you 10 times longer and with probably break before you finish your project.  (I’ve got a link to the right bit above)

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

I started on a low speed, pressing firmly until the drill bit went through.  It took about 10-15 seconds per hole.

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

Within a few minutes you have a cute Christmas tree design!

After wiping off the drilling dust I gave the pot a few light coats of white spray paint.

Once the spray paint was dry it was time for the fun additions, a little blue starfish and some twine.

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

It’s the cute additions that make this lantern have that coastal flare!

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

It’s super cute all lit up at night too.  I used a little led faux candle inside.

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

So fun!!!

Now make sure to check out the other great Christmas Power Tool projects from the team this month!

Designed Decor – Repurposed Wood Serving Tray

Domestically Speaking – Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Lantern

Virginia Sweet Pea – DIY Wood Lanterns for Christmas

My Repurposed Life – DIY Christmas Lanterns Made from Porch Lights

H2OBungalow – DIY Large Wooden Snowflake

Create and Babble – Oversized Wooden Magnetic Christmas Ornament

Coastal Terra Cotta Christmas Tree Lantern | DIY Pot Lantern

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  1. This is so cute! I think I’d want to keep it out year round with an LED candle inside. I’m thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day…Wouldn’t this be cute with a heart?

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