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Upcycle Rustic Tobacco Stick Lantern For Spring Centerpiece

Looking for a unique rustic Spring centerpiece ideas? See how to decorate a spring centerpiece using a rustic upcycled Tobacco Stick Lantern. If you are looking for Ideas for Lantern Centerpieces, Spring and Easter Decorating, you will love today’s inspiration.

What are Tobacco Stick Lanterns?

Today, I am using a tobacco stick lantern for my centerpiece idea.

Tobacco Stick Lanterns are made from sticks that were used to hang tobacco in barns, allowing it to dry.

The sticks are now used in DIY crafts such as Lanterns, Ladders, Art Frames, etc.

This lantern is a thrift store find and is a fun, rustic decor piece that I enjoy using to decorate.

Rustic DIY Tobacco Stick Lantern thrift store find. Rustic farmhouse design

The Idea For Lantern As Centerpiece!

Each month, Cindy at Country Road 407 finds an image on Pinterest as inspiration for the Challenge. This month’s theme is Spring Lantern, and the inspiration photo comes from Ann at On Sutton Place.

Seeing each person’s interpretation of the inspirational photo is always fun. If you are joining me from Marty from A Stroll Thru Life, Welcome. I’m sure you loved her Spring lantern inspiration.

I used my rustic Tobacco Stick Lantern for today’s challenge instead of a white lantern.

Rustic Upcycled Tobacco Stick Lantern for Spring Centerpiece with Dollar Tree supplies and Easter bunnies.

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How I Styled My Rustic Lantern As A Centerpiece

Here are the supplies I used to create my Rustic Spring Lantern as a centerpiece idea.

These are the elements from Ann’s inspiration photo.

Dollar Tree Supplies used to create a Lantern As Centerpiece idea with Tobacco Stick Lantern and bunnies. Carrots & Bunnies

Tobacco Stick Lantern Ideas

I decided to style my screened porch table with the tobacco stick lantern as a centerpiece.

I began with the woven tray and added a pewter bunny and a small greenery candle ring inside the tobacco stick lantern.

Pewter Bunny with wooden egg in Tobacco Stick lantern for Centerpiece.

Next, I added a smaller coordinating bunny and a trio of preserved moss balls. The moss can fade quickly on the porch, and I use this technique to keep the moss looking fresh for years.

Small Pewter Bunny and preserved moss balls in a woven basket for a centerpiece. Farmhouse Style Centerpiece

A chunky thrifted candleholder and a milk glass vase with faux Dollar Tree carrots complete the items in the woven tray.

Stack of white ironstone plates and milk glass vase with Dollar Tree Carrots for a farmhouse porch centerpiece.

In addition, a few carrots fill the DIY light fixture above the table.

Overhead view of table with Tobacco Stick Lantern As Centerpiece with Dollar Tree carrots in light fixture.

Spring Centerpiece – Rustic Tobacco Stick Lantern

The rustic spring centerpiece using an upcycled tobacco stick lantern is a stylish addition to the screen porch table.

I included a stack of white ironstone dessert plates with a porcelain bird, an Easter Egg tea towel, and a pewter pitcher to complete the Lantern as Centerpiece.

Full Spring Table Centerpiece with woven basket, tobacco stick lantern, Dollar Tree carrots, pewter bunnies, ironstone plates and pewter pitcher.

Finally, the sideboard is also filled with Spring and Easter Decor.

This includes concrete bunnies and Easter Bunny dishes.

Full Spring Table Centerpiece with woven basket, tobacco stick lantern, Dollar Tree carrots, pewter bunnies, ironstone plates and pewter pitcher.

Additional Easter & Spring Table Ideas

Here are some additional Easter Decorating Ideas you may enjoy.

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Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Spring & Easter Centerpiece Ideas using Tobacco Stick Lantern as Centerpiece with Bunnies & Carrots


Sunday 5th of March 2023

The most simplistic centerpieces can have the largest impact. Love the rustic feel, had no idea what a tobacco stick is, but you won't find them in Canada, I love them. I adore the dishware you have displayed in the background as well. Beautiful


Sunday 5th of March 2023

Leanna, Thank you for your sweet comments. I've determined that this lantern is a southern thing. LOL

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 3rd of March 2023

This is the first time I've heard of a tobacco stick lantern Rachel. This is the cutest vignette.


Saturday 4th of March 2023

Kim I guess it's a southern thing. I'm glad you liked it.


Friday 3rd of March 2023

This feels like the perfect way to celebrate spring, Rachel! It's unique and creative and I love how you can use it throughout the year too! Hugs, CoCo


Friday 3rd of March 2023

Coco, Yes, it's been a fun decor accessory.


Friday 3rd of March 2023

Awe, I love your Tobacco Stick Lantern. I use to play with tobacco sticks as a child. It brings back memories. Your lantern is adorable with the rabbit, carrots and greens. Perfect!


Friday 3rd of March 2023

Tammy, I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Rachel, this tobacco stick lantern is a really cool idea! I am not a fan of tobacco but I do like the old barns and accessories that were used in the drying process. Really sweet vignette with your lantern, the two bunnies and all those carrots!!! Fun!

Happy almost spring to you, Barb :)


Thursday 2nd of March 2023

Barb, Yes this is a much better use of the tobacco sticks.