Everyone knows Christmas is all about festivity and merriment. Although, no one can deny it also comes with the long nights and cold weather. I wish Christmas could just be about the joy in the air and the sumptuous dinners, but like everyone else, I have to deal with these not-so-merry things about it. Still, these things have never succeeded in keeping me down! I find warmth and light in so many amazing DIY Christmas lanterns!
Feel The Holiday Glow With These DIY Christmas Lanterns
Because it’s Christmas, I want my source of radiance to not only serve its purpose, but also do its job in a way that’s in keeping with the season’s motif! So, regular Christmas lanterns simply won’t do! These DIY Christmas lanterns have so much more room for design and personality they will dispel the holiday gloom in no time!
DIY Christmas lanterns add to the ambience and atmosphere of a beautiful home during Christmas. I make sure to decorate my home with the most gorgeous DIY Christmas lanterns to remind my family that with just a little bit of imagination, you can always create your own light. These DIY Christmas lanterns will illuminate your Christmas and set the tone for a truly wonderful celebration!
1.Frosty Mason Jar Lantern
When set against the frost and glaze of winter, the light of this DIY Christmas lantern makes the entire decor look like a beautiful luminous crystal! What’s great about this DIY is that it requires only a mason jar which is probably lying around your house at this very moment! This lantern can be hung either inside or outside your home, easily a go-to Christmas decor!
2. Romantic LED Lantern
If you wish for a flame-free lantern this Christmas, then why not use LED to illuminate your mantle or a specific area of your living room with this lantern. You don’t need to light your candle just to have a lantern at home, especially if you will have this decor indoor. I have several luminary lanterns on this list. So, keep scrolling. =)
3. Colorful Lanterns
Take the whiteness of snow as a blank canvas you can use to highlight your flare for color! DIY Christmas lanterns are all about thinking outside the box. These colorful lanterns will definitely add new shades and hues to everyone’s Christmas experience!
3. Snowy Pinecone Lanterns
Lanterns don’t always have to increase the electricity bill! Take this snowy pinecone lantern as an example of how DIY Christmas lanterns can be made with just a jar and a candle. This guide also shows you how to include Christmas elements like snow into your lantern to achieve that Christmas feel.
5. Plastic Bottle Lantern
Yes, you read it right. DIY Christmas lanterns can be made out of plastic bottles! This lantern could be your gift to the environment this Christmas! Just add a few strings of light and patterns cut out on sheets of paper and you have an eco-friendly Christmas lantern!
6. Rustic Lantern
Improvised your Christmas decorations like this rustic lantern. If your son still has his favorite car, then a good way to reminisce his childhood is to display his favorite toy in this lantern. Ain’t this lantern a good conversation piece?
7. Magical Christmas Lanterns
Do away with the usual colors of Christmas for once! Save the white, green, and red for next year and give this year’s Christmas celebration a vibe that no one can forget. These magical Christmas lanterns emulating the night sky will set everyone in a deep thoughtful mood, bringing back their fondest Christmas memories!
8. Red Lantern
As expected, Amazon also offers some of the most interesting Christmas decors this season. But why spend when you can DIY? Surely, this piece is inspiring enough to get those wooden pallets and power tools, and start crafting this festive lantern.
9. Snowman Lantern
If there’s a theme that never goes out of style all throughout the year, it’s vintage! If you’ve a distressed lantern, then try making this decor instead. Rusty lanterns are perfect for this specific type of decor.
10. Mini Star Lanterns
We’re using jars again! They’re just the perfect translucent material that Christmas lanterns require! This time, recreate the star lantern into a more simple and understated form. By just cutting out a star in old newspaper, you’ll have a DIY Christmas lantern that exudes serenity and depth.
11. Dried Orange and Cranberry Yule Lanterns
In this DIY series, we’re not letting even food go to waste! Those used up fruits have some use in giving your home the Christmas glow! This DIY Christmas lantern is both in keeping with the season and reminiscent of Thanksgiving! We’ll take all the holiday cheer we can get!
12. Rattan Ball Lantern
These outdoor lanterns can be hung or just place them at your doorstep. Using a rose gold lantern will make this classic style stands out.
13. Ice Lantern
Use the piercing cold of the season to your advantage! This DIY ice lantern appears to be more mysterious and solemn than the other DIY Christmas lanterns. If you’re going for a more intimate gathering this Christmas, this one’s for you!
14. Christmas Village Lantern
What’s more uplifting than seeing an entire Christmas village light up? This guide to making a Christmas lantern with a Christmas village silhouette will have you thinking of the many other directions you can take when exploring DIY Christmas lanterns! Why stop at a Christmas village? Illuminate the Nativity scene or Santa’s entire gang!
15. Merabella Rose Gold Lantern
Although it’s noted for its color, this rose gold lantern from Amazon gets its allure from the kind of illumination it has! So, no need to splurge on the meticulous design of such lanterns! A simple mason jar with the right kind of lights will achieve the same effect! This tutorial will show you how the simplest of Christmas lanterns can be the most breathtaking!
16. Nostalgic Lanterns
Probably the easiest lantern to make on the list, but certainly the hardest one to forget! This DIY Christmas lantern is all about taking pages of old unused books and documents and cutting out symbols that mean the most to you. On Christmas day, let your home radiate a lovely memory in every corner!
17. Wooden Lantern
While most homemakers would opt to buy steel lanterns, you can go against the flow and use reclaimed wood for your lantern. Obviously, you can’t use real candles with this wooden material.
18. Santa Lantern
Aside from reindeer or minituare Christmas tree, you can use other figures like Santa Claus or your kid’s favorite movie character. And instead of using ordinary candles, try using scented ones. This will make everyone relax while enjoying each other’s company in your living room.
19. Centerpiece Lantern
Looking for Christmas centerpieces? Try using these lanterns on your long dining table. Place your Christmas table runner, then put these red lanterns in the middle with fresh leaves of pine trees or cypress, and acorn.
20. Oversized Wooden Lanterns
While wreaths are the usual Christmas decors that greet our guests, add these oversized wooden lanterns. If you don’t have topiary on your patio, these rustic lanterns are the perfect substitutes.
21. Elegant Rose Gold Set of Lanterns
Elegant rose gold set of lanterns for statement pieces? Why not! These lanterns look elegant and not cheap looking. But you don’t need to buy one if you still have your old lanterns in various sizes. Simply use this spray paint from Amazon, and you’ll get this metallic rose gold color.
22. Holiday Snowman Lantern
Upgrade your old glass lampstamp to this holiday snowman lantern. Cut the handle using a plier, and make them into Snowman’s hands. Add LED lights inside and some faux greenery too. You can use playdough for the face in case you don’t have broken dolls.
23. Moving Train Christmas Lantern
Here’s another inspiration on how to upcycle your old lamptand. It’s a sure thing this motion train is what makes this Christmas lantern very interesting and unique. If you don’t have one, try using other action figures or miniature ceramic toys.
24. Nativity Lantern
Cheers to clever ideas! Here’s another style of Christmas lantern. Instead of putting Santa Claus or other characters inside the lantern, why not use a miniature nativity? Afterall, Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
25. Winter Paper Lantern
You can never go wrong with paper lanterns too. These are but classic styles. The patterns can be downloaded from liagriffith site.
26. Christmas Bulbs Lanterns
If you can’t go wrong with paper lanterns, all the more with these Christmas bulbs. Sometimes, you just have to stick with the basic– bulbs! Look how redheadcandecorate pull this Christmas lantern off. Try recreating these and put them on your mantle, doorstep, or on a sidetable.
27. Reindeer Lantern
This is the easiest Christmas lantern everyone can make. If you’re thinking of involving your kids in decorating your home, this decor is something they can do. Your little ones can cut the ribbonnette, older kids can trace the reindeer on a red craft felt fabric.
Watch this video from StylEnrich for more DIY Christmas lanterns ideas!
Imagine the glow and brilliance your home will have after you try out these DIY Christmas lanterns! The Christmas season will surely gain a whole new life and meaning in your humble abode! Light your way towards a meaningful Christmas and a fruitful new year ahead with these DIY Christmas lanterns! These magnificent decors will remind everyone of the joy and comfort of one’s home this holiday. I know there’s no place I’d rather be.
Want more DIY ideas for your home this Christmas? Check out these Easy DIY Christmas Decorations! Which DIY Christmas lanterns will you be decorating your home with this holiday? Let me know in the comments section!
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