Lanterns can easily light up the outsides, the insides and the portico quite without much adieu and the best way to showcase the same is to make one instead of buying it from outside. The creative DIY projects for making lanterns are discussed below.
The best way to create a lantern is out of trash and which looks awesome as well. To make this bottle lantern, all one needs is a few plastic bottles, colors, candles, thin wires and some add-ons. To make this one needs to cut a few bottles into half and color them according to one’s taste and choice from the bottom and then place to dry. Once the color dries up, thin wires need to be attached to the rims to make them hangable and putting a candle inside and adding any extra ornaments wherever necessary does the trick! Hang it anywhere and see the compliments flowing in.
Plastic Cup Lanterns
In case one is in possession of an old and tattered lantern, the best way to revamp and reuse it is by the help of a few plastic cups which are used to serve tea or coffee! Just by attaching the cups one by one at the sides of the old lantern in tandem actually creates an impact which is amazing and spectacular!
Glass Jar Lanterns
A glass jar lantern is relatively easy to make if a person has a few jars of different shapes at his or her disposal. After cleaning and drying the jars, they need to be decorated externally with paper cuttings and streamers of varied colors which will give a great look and feel to the entire thing! Once the pasting is complete, placing a candle inside and lighting it up lights up the space with enlightment and innovation!
Paper Bag Lanterns
Another innovative way to create a lantern is by making one using paper bags which are usually obtained at any store near one’s house! A paper bag, preferably a while one is the best to show the effects and can be given definition by pasting art work on the insides after being painted with paraffin oil to give the same a translucent feel and look. Once the lantern is ready, a jarred candle or a lamp can be placed inside to achieve the desired look with extreme ease!
Wax Paper Lantern
This one is a great one when kids are involved in making them! This lantern uses simple ingredients such as ice cream sticks, wax papers, glue and paint and the end result is as wonderful as it could be. To make this one, firstly the wax papers should be cut in equal squares where the length and breadth is the same as the ice cream sticks and they need to be splashed with color, preferably spray paint! Once the color has dried, setting up a box like structure using the ice cream sticks and then gluing the papers on all the sides makes the perfect lantern! Place a candle or lamp, the glow is going to fetch one immense compliments.
Tin Can Lanterns
This is an amazing way to create a lantern and can be done by the use of unused tin cans. After the design is figured out, the cans need to be filled up with water and set to freeze. The next step will be to punch the design onto the tin cans with the help of a metal puncher. Leaving the lantern to defreeze and spraying some paint on it does the trick! On lighting a candle inside gets the actual feel that no other could offer!