Hiding the Battery Box in Your Craft Projects

March 14, 2017


Background:  Planning a great wedding centerpiece? Lighting up a lantern with battery lights? A question we hear over and over is, “How do you suggest I hide the battery box?”

Answer: Try moss!

Readily available at hobby stores, florists and your nearest well-stocked dollar store, moss is perfect for hiding an unsightly battery pack.

The Project


  • Lantern – ours is from IKEA
  • Set of battery lights – for this project we chose battery fairy lights
  • Dried moss from the hobby store

Step 1

Pop the battery box into the bottom of the lantern.

Step 2

Add moss.

Step 3

Add more moss.


Step 4

Add even more moss.  Don’t be stingy.

Step 5

Finish off with moss.

Step 6

Add your lantern to a tablescape or centerpiece.


Have another favorite way to hide the battery box?  Share photos of your projects below!


The Recap

Aside from throwing dinner parties that feature at least two kinds of cheese dip, Shellie's passions include travel, Mid-Century Modern furnishings and finding the perfect street taco. Has been known to snort laugh champagne.

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