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The 12 best DIY lantern ideas

Want to build your own lantern for your home decor? There are a ton of possibilities! Here are a ton of DIY lantern ideas!

I love a good lantern for home decor. Lanterns can add a rustic, or coastal feel to your space.

They also can add literal light, and if used the right way, can be a really dramatic piece of home decor.

However, finding the perfect lantern that matches your personal style and fits your actual budget can be challenging.

That’s where DIY lanterns come into play!

DIY lanterns not only provide a cost-effective option, but they also give you the freedom to customize and create a lantern that is unique to your style – on your budget!

Here are some of my favorite DIY lantern ideas!

20 easy DIY lantern ideas

How to make a lantern

You can make lanterns from wood, jars, or upcycled items. It’s easy to make homemade lanterns using:

  • Mason Jars
  • Scrap wood
  • Picture frames
  • Metal parts
  • Paper or cardstock
  • Tin can
Decocrated Spring 2020 Lantern

What to put inside lanterns

You can leave lanterns empty, or fill them with items such as:

  • Sand
  • Sea Shells
  • Pinecones
  • Fairy lights (battery operated)
  • Battery powered pillar candle
  • Small vase or jar

DIY lantern ideas

Here are some of my favorite homemade lantern ideas!

DIY lantern ideas

Here are a ton of DIY lantern ideas that you can make this weekend!

Shop lanterns

Prefer to shop for lanterns? Here are some of my favorites!

What are your favorite lantern ideas?!

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