Summer Fun: 10 DIY Outdoor Lanterns & Luminaries

One of the things I look forward to about summer is outdoor gatherings.  I love sitting outside with my family and friends enjoying grown up conversations while the sound of our kids enjoying others company is in the background.

summer camp ideasThis weeks Virtual Summer Camp Counselor is our fabulous blogger Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

She is sharing with us her simple and fun craft she made with her little one a Tin Can Lantern.  Hope on over and check out the details for her DIY Tin Can Lantern simple enough for little ones to join in the fun with help of an adult.

Her craft got me excited about cleaning up my much needed patio and spicing it up with some fun lanterns.  Here are a few of my favorite lanterns.


tin can lantern

What’s the Virtual Summer Camp?  Each week in June and July we will have a camp counselor (in other words, an awesome blogger) share a project with us. At the end of each project you will have the opportunity to link up your own projects. And at the end of the month, I will feature our favorite projects. Our fabulous and lovely Camp Counselors are: Melissa from Mama Miss, Jenae from I Can Teach My Child, Lauren from Tutus & Tea Parties, Jodi from Meaningful Mama, Asia from Fun at Home with Kids, Megan from Coffee Cups and Crayons , Mari from Inspired by Familia and Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft.

So join our online Virtual Summer Camp Facebook community where we will share daily ideas to inspire you to play and connect as a family!  Or you can just stop by here weekly and I will share our camp counselors sauce projects for you to enjoy with your kids and family. The projects will vary: crafts, ideas, kid activities… and more. Get all the details here.

  • 10 Adorable DIY Lanterns & Luminaries 1 of 11
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    I want all of these in my yard! But for the sake of not blinding our neighbors with a fully lit yard I will just pick one for our patio.

  • Recycled Bottle Lanterns 2 of 11
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    These are absolutely lovely and brilliant! via Craft and Hobby

  • Wax Paper & Dried Flowers Luminaries 3 of 11
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    All you need is wax paper & dried flowers for these adorable luminaries. Get the details at A Practical Wedding.

  • Globe Lantern 4 of 11
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    Repurpose those old light fixtures. Get the details here at In My Own Style.

  • Paper Bag Lanterns 5 of 11
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    I personally made a few of these and I can tell you that they are cute and simple to put together. via Inspired by Familia

  • Fireflies in a Jar 6 of 11
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    I remember like it was yesterday frolicking in the woods trying to catch fireflies. This is so clever for those of us who aren't lucky enough to have real fireflies via Neat Loaf

  • Dyed Glass Luminaries from Baby Jars 7 of 11
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    Baby food jars never looked cuter, Dyed Glass Luminaries. Get the details over at Inspired by Familia

  • Spicy Candle Lanterns 8 of 11
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    I love this idea! Get the details at Right at Home.

  • Lace & Tulle 9 of 11
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    These lights are classy but great for any occassion. Via Hayseed Homemakin

  • String Chandeliers 10 of 11
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    These are also very versatile, you can use them at a wedding, for an outdoor gathering or your patio. via Hobart & Haven

  • Fabric & Paper Cups 11 of 11
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    These are so cute! I love all the fabric colors and patterns. via It's Taylor Made

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