Hey there! You may have seen a teaser of this project on our Instagram last week! I’m so excited to share it today 🙂
I got busy making this Wall Scone Lantern. I’m totally in love with the industrial look of it and the copper color on the metal is so fun! The best part is you can make it for under $15 and you can make 3 out of the supplies you need!
Purchase 1 2×6 board that is 8′ long. Cut down a piece to 24″.
Next, purchase a 24 1/2″ sheet of brushed aluminum tile. I purchased mine from Lowe’s but you can also click the link below to purchase it on Amazon.
This Aluminum Tile is awesome! It is used a lot for easy, DIY backsplashes and it can be cut with scissors! Start by cutting a 6″ piece off of the end of the tile. *Remember this tile will make 3 sconces so save the other piece!
Cut off the edge on one end so the ends match.
Now for the paint! With a foam brush, I barely brushed over the aluminum tile with Metallic Accents in Copper Penny color. This paint is so fun and it comes in a ton of colors!
Notice that the aluminum is peeking through the paint. I just lightly brushed one coat on. Let it dry!
While it’s drying, you can stain your board! I chose to stain mine with Dark Walnut Stain. Just wipe one coat on with a foam brush, let it sit for about 5 minutes and wipe it down with a clean cloth to even the color out!
If you are going to hang this outside, you need to give the wood 2 coats of Spar Varnish to protect it :)
Once the paint and stain are dry, it’s time to attach the aluminum tile to the board. I purchased these furniture nails at Lowe’s.
Hammer one nail into each corner of the tile.
Finish off by sanding down the edges of the board (it’s okay if your sander touches the edge of the tile, it just makes it look more distressed). I used our favorite Corner Cat to distress.
I purchased this plant hanger at Lowe’s as well! This is what we will use to hang our Mason Jar Lantern.
Just predrill a small hole for the plant hanger and attach it!
Now, it’s ready to hang a Mason Jar Lantern on it!
If you missed the tutorial for this cutie, you can find it HERE!
That’s it! So, so easy and quick and they can be used indoors and out!
If you love this Wall Sconce Lantern, we would love your pins :)