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10 Pretty Paper Lantern DIY’s

Make your space shine with these bright paper lantern DIYs! These fun ideas are perfect for parties or for adding some sparkle to everyday living.

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    10 Pretty Paper Lantern DIYs

    Colorful and illuminating, these  paper lantern crafts are a fantastic way to brighten up your next celebration. Not planning a party? No problem! These sweet DIY's also make for a sweet way to freshen up your home decor.

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    Get your party on with these fun DIY lanterns! Bright colors, fun shapes, fringe, these colorful lanterns make every day a celebration!

    Learn more at Oh Happy Day.

  • Make a Modern Paper Lampshade 3 of 11
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    Margaret Van Sicklen's fantastic new book  Modern Paper Crafts is full of brilliant ideas, like this gorgeous DIY pleated lampshade! 

    Learn more at Curbly.

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    For a look that's great during the day and even better at night, transform a plain paper lantern into a glowing photo orb! The tutorial is a bit on the complicated side, but the end result is well worth the effort.

    Learn more at Photojojo.

  • Prettiest Paper Plates 5 of 11
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    For a fun take on the classic accordion lantern, use paper plates! These cute (and cheap!) creations make perfect summer party decor.

    Learn more at You are my Fav.

  • Up Up and Away! 6 of 11
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    How happy are these hot air ballon lanterns? They are perfect for a whimsical party out in the yard! Make your own with simple supplies you can scrounge up around the house. 

    Learn more at Hands Occupied.

  • Ruffles on Ruffles 7 of 11
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    Plenty of ruffles makes this paper lantern perfectly pretty!

    Learn more at Curbly.

  • Geometric Lanterns 8 of 11
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    Have extra tissue paper? Create these simple geometric lanterns.

    Learn more at Art & Design.

  • Fish Scale Lamp 9 of 11
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    Tissue paper circles dress up a perfect summertime lamp. 

    Learn more at Martha Stewart.

  • Nordic Light Pendant 10 of 11
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    Love to crochet? Create this darling nordic pendant lamp!

    Learn more at Pickles.

  • Colorful Statement 11 of 11
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    Oh mod podge, the handiest craft supply of all. With tissue squares and mod podge, you can transform a plain paper lantern into a colorful statement!

    Learn more at Oh Happy Day.

And here’s one that I made for my daughter’s birthday party with ribbon and washi tape – super easy!!

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Washi tape and ribbon lanterns

Do you have a favorite paper lantern makeover?

Share your ideas in the comments! xoxo

 

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