Decorate An Outdoor Lantern For Spring With These Easy Decor Ideas

Time With Thea
by Time With Thea
I purchased on sale a large black outdoor lantern last fall for my front porch. It has a battery-operated candle that can be automatically set to turn on and off every evening. I loved that it added more light to the front porch for decor and security reasons. But I was not thrilled that it was pretty plain and basic looking.
But I was not thrilled was that it was pretty plain and basic looking.

I have been having fun decorating this outdoor lantern for the different seasons throughout the year. So far it has a new look for fall and for Christmas. I am now really happy with how it looks for the upcoming spring months!
I bought a greenery garland at Michaels with a 50% coupon. Then I wrapped it around the candle making sure to not cover the faux flame.
The next thing I did was make a big white bow with sheer white wire edge ribbon and embellished it with some silk Gerbera Daisy flowers.
This ten-minute project was easy to do and I love how it looks on the porch during the day!
I equally love how it looks lit up every night. An unexpected bonus is the greenery garland softened the light making it look even prettier!
I invite you to visit the blog post to see other images showing how this spring decorated outdoor lantern looks. It also has links to other blog posts I have shared giving you step-by-step photo tutorials showing you how to easily make this gorgeous bow. It also has links to other posts showing you how I decorated it for fall and Christmas!
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  • Pat424094 Pat424094 on Mar 06, 2016
    My front pitch is a chronic problem. It is rather small, and with no decoration other than a doormat and pot of flowers in the summer months. I love this idea! How tall is your lantern?

  • Kathee Phelps Kathee Phelps on Mar 06, 2016
    May I ask where you bought the lantern, especially with the on/off candle?

  • Dorothea Marino Dorothea Marino on Jun 03, 2017
    The candle doesn't melt from summer heat even if it's not in direct sun?

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  • Marilyn Mead Marilyn Mead on Feb 02, 2017
    Just happen to come across this and now Spring 2017 is coming up so I might have to buy a new lantern( oh darn--- not really) I love lanterns so welcoming and this is sooo pretty.

    • Time With Thea Time With Thea on Feb 07, 2017
      Thank you Marilyn! I am getting quite ready for Spring again since it is a very cold winter day here. I love lanterns too!

  • Felicitas Chamorro Felicitas Chamorro on Mar 20, 2017
    I have been doing this for years add plastic eggs or bunny for Easter or Stars for 4th July Plastic flowers for moms day or spring