Dollar Tree Race Track Lantern DIY

Dollar Tree Race Track Lantern DIY | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by: This Southern Girl Can


Who would’ve thought that this gorgeous lantern is made from a race track toy? I am impressed by how creative and clever this project by This Southern Girl Can. The final product looks like it was bought from a high-end decor store! This just proves that a little bit of creativity can go a long way. I am certain people won’t even guess that it’s just a project you created at home. You can also make this Dollar Tree race track lantern DIY with just a few inexpensive craft materials. It’s a beautiful fall center piece that you can place on your living room table. Read on or watch the video below for the full instructions.



  • 1 Dollar Tree box sign
  • Dollar Tree Hotwheels race track
  • wooden craft cubes
  • hot glue
  • E6000
  • copper colored spray paint
  • wooden cap
  • Dollar Tree nautical rope cotton
  • candle holder
  • fall faux berries sprigs and leaves
  • small pumpkin decor
  • LED candle light


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Step 1:

Take 12 wooden cubes and glue 3 pieces on each corner to make the stand. Let them dry completely.

Step 2:

Bend the race tracks and place them on opposite corners to make a crisscross. Glue them with hot glue and reinforce them with E6000.

Step 3:

Glue the cotton rope on the center of the tracks using hot glue. Then glue some more rope around the sides and top of the wooden base. Once done, spray paint the whole lantern and let it dry.

Dollar Tree Race Track Lantern DIY Craft
Image by: This Southern Girl Can


Step 4:

Cut the sprigs from the bouquet then place the candle jar in the center. Start arranging the leaves on the base and attach them with hot glue. Then add 3 pumpkins to the front and the berries sprigs on the sides. Put the candlelight on the holder and you are done!

Dollar Tree Race Track Lantern DIY Project
Image by: This Southern Girl Can



Dollar Tree Race Track Lantern DIY

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