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15 DIY Lanterns To Illuminate Outdoor Areas




15 DIY lantern ideas that can beautifully illuminate any porch, patio, or garden

Looking for ways to improve your outdoor space? Add some atmosphere to your garden and yard with lanterns! We have found 15 DIY lantern ideas that can beautifully illuminate any porch, patio, or garden. From the contemporary to the industrial chic, there is something here for everyone!

1. Beach Lanterns

Beach Lanterns

Make your own Beach Lanterns using empty soda bottles. Perfect for you next picnic or garden party! (Tutorial: Build House Home)

2. Glass Pebble Lanterns

glass pebble lanterns

Set the mood with a DIY glass pebble lantern! Decorative stones reflect light from a solar-powered jar lid. (Tutorial: Everyday Dishes)

3. Easy Party Lanterns

Easy Party Lanterns

Transform vellum gift bags into illuminated party lights! (Tutorial: Blitsy)

4. Sea Glass Votives

Sea Glass Votives

Use glass paint to turn plain glassware into sea glass hanging votive holders. (Tutorial: Saved by Love Creations)

5. Turn Old Light Fixtures into Stylish, Geometric Lanterns

Turn Old Light Fixtures into Stylish, Geometric Lanterns

I love the design of these lamps. They have a sleek modern geometric shape. (Tutorial: eHow)

6. Slatted Lantern

Slatted Lantern

Add a soft glow to the space with this sweet little slatted lantern complete with a rustic rope “wick”. (Tutorial: Build-Basic)

7. Firefly Mason Jar Lanterns

firefly mason jar lanterns

This DIY project requires only 3 supplies and will take you all of 15 minutes to put together. (Tutorial: Mad in Crafts)

8. Tin Can Lanterns

Tin Can Lanterns

Here’s an attractive way to recycle tin cans into pretty lanterns for parties. (Tutorial: CraftFoxes)

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