How to Make a Lantern: 41 DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas


How to Make a Lantern: 41 DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

How to Make a Lantern

Stay outside and enjoy breezy summer nights after you learn how to make a lantern. Illuminate your imagination with our 41 DIY outdoor lighting ideas, and create a gorgeous space in your own backyard. Learning how to make a round paper lantern, for example, is an interesting and affordable way to change the nightscape of your yard. This summer, take advantage of the trendy Mason jar light projects to light up your outdoor space in a romantic, cute way. The soft glow created by these DIY outdoor lighting ideas creates a relaxing, summer ambiance. Get started on making your lights now so you can enjoy them June through August.

Get started with this awesome video on how to make a Primitive Mason Jar Lantern from our friends at FaveCrafts!

Mason Jar Ideas

Shimmering Stars Mason Jar Lanterns

Mason jar ideas are on-trend considering the Mason jar craze going on in the crafting world. These classic glass jars are perfect candle holders or lanterns. Many of these projects utilize them in creative ways as DIY outdoor lighting ideas. Here are Mason jar ideas to line your walkway or dangle from hooks around the garden. Wherever you place them, they'll light up the night.

Lantern Lighting Ideas

Light Cage Lanterns

Sometimes one light is just not enough, and you need to let your little lights shine! At those times, nothing is more beautiful than an outdoor chandelier. These projects are surprisingly easy because some of them use ordinary string lights to achieve that luminary effect. Go big in your garden or gazebo with a lovely DIY chandelier or paper lantern string lights.

DIY Outdoor Lighting

In an Afternoon Candle Craft

There are so many options when it comes to DIY outdoor lighting. With so many different bottles and candle holders out there, it can be hard to narrow down what materials you should use. Thank your lucky stars because these crafters have figured it all out. Whether it's a wine bottle, water bottle, or even DIY outdoor lighting without electricity, you'll love these unique ideas that will light up the night.

Where do you like to relax on a summer evening? Tell us below!

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