Capture Winter’s Beauty: Make a Lantern

Welcome visitors to your front door with a handmade lantern. This activity requires fencing, paint, floral foam, a glass vase, glue, battery-operated lights, and a few other bits and pieces. Not DIY-savvy? No problem. Melanie explains each step in creating her outdoor winter lantern. It’s a winter winner but it serves her all year round. Get tutorial here

Get Festive in the Fall with a Lantern

"All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey. I’ve been for a walk - on a winter’s day" - the words to California Dreaming fit perfectly with this picture-perfect fall-decorated outdoor lantern. The light inside this particular lantern is electric, and it can be set on a timer. This allows you to decorate freely, so there’s no fire risk. Get tutorial here

'Fall' in Love with a Homemade Lantern

Hometalker Southern Charm Wreaths has created a fantastic fall lantern design. For this project, it's important to choose your colors when you start. Once you've done that, select flowers and ribbons to match. This lantern’s joyful flower arrangement will cheer you up in the day as much as its luminescence will by night. This guide is your how-to. Get tutorial here

Shine the Spotlight on the Highlights of Fall

A conglomerate of warm colors, fallen leaves, and a touch of sparkle. Hometalker Michelle uses a real candle in this lantern. She removed the glass panels from the lantern and decoupaged them - the result is stunning. Have you ever seen such a heartwarming lantern? It’s made to capture every happy sensation that is reminiscent of fall. Get tutorial here

Waste Not, Want Not - A Lantern DIY

The trick to making a creative idea work lies in finding a great guideline. Hometalker Nancy shares her quirky craft idea: making Chinese lanterns from old and used soda cans. They’re bright and full of personality. Finding a creative way to upcycle what is typically deemed 'junk' is a crafty approach to adding personality to your decor. Get tutorial here

How to Create a Calm Atmosphere (Four Steps)

Cut out hours of painstaking measuring, drawing, and snipping with a paper star kit. It doesn’t look simple, but making this star is a matter of assembling the pieces - in four steps. The softness of paper creates a monochrome appeal that’s neither too stimulating or dull. We love this lantern because it creates a gentle ambience. Get tutorial here

Paper Lanterns Gently Steal the Show

To create these stunning lanterns, all you need are household items like coffee filters (and tea bags for color). It's a simple matter of ruffling the filters and joining them, methodically. Hometalker Andrea explains it. Create two or three of these artistic lanterns and suspend them at staggered heights. They’re stylish and creative in an unassuming way. Get tutorial here

Paper Lanterns That Will Take Your Breath Away

Paper doesn't need to be plain and predictable. These lanterns are made using furniture catalogs, toilet roll, scissors, glue, and a whole lot of creativity. It's a fairly easy project, involving simply folding, cutting, and sticking. Hometalker Lin says the actual labor involved in making one of these lanterns is only around 15 minutes! Get tutorial here

Water Bottle Lantern DIY (in Under 2 Hours)

The beauty lies in the cutout. You can design and print your own, or follow the directions provided by Hometalker APieceofRainbow, in which she uses empty plastic soda bottles, a stencil for the cutout, and paper - nothing else! She explains how to use paper and water bottles together to create this truly magnificent lantern. Click through to view her step-by-step guide.  Get tutorial here

Stained-Glass Lanterns: Vibrant Inside & Out

You only need three materials to create these cheerful summer jar lanterns: jars (any glass jars will do, get creative and choose something fun), crystal gloss enamel, and tea candles. It's important to use gloss enamel for that stained-glass look. Simply paint the jars with the enamel gloss. Follow Hometalker Mark’s instruction to get the pattern just right. Get tutorial here

Decorative Glass Lantern; 15-Minute DIY Project!

Candles? Check. Pebbles? Check. Glass jar? Check. Succulent? Check. Add the stones, position your candle, and find the next steps in Hometalker Jamie's guideline. This project isn’t just fast, it’s made from bits and bobs you probably have at home already. Keep this guide handy next time you need gift ideas in a hurry. Get tutorial here

How to Combine Vintage with Shabby Chic

This DIY project does it differently, bringing a vintage aspect into the modern and trendy look the mason jar has given us. All you need is tulle, LED lights, and mason jars. Then, simply assemble them. Hometalker Lacey demonstrates, with illustrations, exactly how to create these heavenly stars in a jar. Bonus: the materials are easy to acquire. Get tutorial here

Picture Perfect Lantern Gifting Ideas

Picture this: instead of throwing out old picture frames, create a lantern using frames and glass, color rocks, battery-operated candles (if you plan on lighting the lantern), tag board, and glue. Hometalker Maria mentions that flameless candles may be better if you want to light the lantern. You can create this at home following her step-by-step guide.  Get tutorial here

Slumber Party Fun for Kids: Make a Lantern

Hometalker Monica offers you a step-by-step guide. You will need mason jars, adhesive vinyl shapes, chalk paint, and 18-gauge plastic-coated craft wire. Party favors never grow old - but it’s difficult to find the time to come up with age-appropriate ideas and then make them. This activity keeps the young ones busy, and the end result: a party favor! Get tutorial here

DIY: Make Halloween Lanterns That Look Bought

Hometalker Bryan shares his secrets to creating Halloween lanterns that look like they’re from a movie set using printer paper, glue, wallpaper paste (for the paper mache) toilet paper and paint! Voila! He explains in detail how to start with the skeleton of the project, the armature, and how to build on that for a finished effect that’s breathtaking. Get tutorial here

A Jack O’ Lantern DIY Using Mason Jars? Yes!

If you need some Halloween decorations in a hurry, grab a few mason jars, some spray paint, and adhesive-back vinyl. Hometalker Angela has a DIY idea that is easy to recreate and super effective. This DIY idea will give you versatile and slightly creepy Jack O’ Lanterns. Use them as centerpieces, as side decor, or as outdoor lanterns. Get tutorial here