Dollar Tree – Race Track Fall Lantern

Dollar Tree  – Race Track Fall Lantern

This Dollar tree tutorial shows you how to take a few supplies from the Dollar Tree store and turn them into a fall centerpiece lantern. This tutorial uses a plastic race car track.

What you need

Hot glue or E6000 glue 

6×6 Wood Frame

Plastic Race track from Dollar Tree

Florist foam

Fall Flowers

Fall Ribbon




This Dollar tree craft was contributed by Nikki.  P. C. We loved her variation of the lantern made with a plastic race car track. . Thanks for sharing Nikki, we cant wait to make our own.

The base for this lantern is made using a 6×6 frame, but you could use a box lid.  Decide what color you would like your lantern to be, the base isn’t too important as it is covered with flowers and rope. Glue the rope into place around the base.
To achieve the wood look on the track , Nikki,  first painted them with white Waverly chalk paint.  and once dried covered with them the Waverly wax and gently remove the excess with a paper towel.
You could also paint them white with spray paint and dry brush them with some brown for an antique finish.
Glue more rope down the center of each track.
Place the craft foam into the center and secure it with glue, arrange your Fall flowers into the middle.
Finish off with a bow on the top.
Different colors for these lanterns product lanterns for every holiday season. Use blank for a fun Halloween lanterns or Red for Christmas.


  1. firefoxCindy Williams says

    My paint peeled off, what did I do wrong?

  2. Rovettory A. Carter says

    This lantern is really beautiful. I have gotten stuck on making the lanterns as they are easy to make and you can make so many different kinds and colors.

  3. I love the crafts made with the Dollar Store stuff

  4. Rebecca Payne says

    I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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