Take a look at these 32 DIY Garden Lantern Ideas. These outdoor lanterns can add life, festiveness, and warmth to your space in the night.
1. DIY Hanging Jar Lantern
Hang a bunch of these lanterns on your patio or balcony to enjoy the warm summer nights. The steps are simple and available at A Cultivated Nest!
2. DIY Rustic Wood Lantern
With some carpentry skills involved, this DIY lantern project can add warmth to your sitting area. The tutorial is here.
3. Knotted Hanging Lantern
Make this knotted hanging candle for a rustic decoration using twine and glass jar. It looks great against the backdrop of plants. Check out the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
4. Mason Jar Lantern with Beaded Handle
This beaded handle lantern is colorful and attractive, a fun project to complete with your kids! Learn more here.
5. DIY Solar Lights
Combine glass jars, glass frost paint, and small solar lights to complete this inexpensive and eco-friendly DIY project. View the instructions here.
6. DIY Rope Lanterns
Create this beach style rope lantern in no time using twine, rope, hot glue, and a few more supplies. We found the idea at Made In A Day.
7. Fabric Lantern
It’s super easy! Enhance the look of ordinary paper lanterns just by gluing your choice of fabrics together on them. For more details, click here.
8. DIY Rustic Lantern
Another rustic lantern idea, which is not much different from our DIY number two. The article is here!
9. Wax Paper Lanterns
Create pretty candle lanterns by tracing real flowers and greenery on the wax paper. We found the idea here.
10. Nature Inspired Lanterns
Make these nature-inspired lanterns out of common things available in your yard like twigs, leaves, pine needles, etc. The eHow.com has a detailed tutorial on it.
11. Mason Jar Tiki Torches
This 5-minutes DIY can be done using citronella torch fuel, wick, and mason jar! Get the detailed tutorial here.
12. Fairy Lantern
These fairy lanterns can spark up your imagination in the night. Keep them in the garden, or in the kid’s room. Visit eHow for the DIY.
13. Outdoor Cube Lanterns
Use dowel rods and other materials to create these colorful cube lanterns. Perfect for any outdoor decoration! The tutorial is available at Homedit.
14. Tin Lantern
This upcycled low written tin can lantern craft is perfect for creating a romantic setting around you in the night. Check out the tutorial here.
15. Ice Lanterns
One of the gorgeous garden lantern ideas. These magical and swirly ice candles are perfect for making any holiday decor special! This DIY is available at Craftiments.
16. Paper Bag Lanterns
Paper bag lanterns are one of the most basic DIY outdoor lanterns that you can create in no time! Find the required steps here.
17. Paper Flower Lanterns
Grab a few mini paper lanterns and decorate them with splendid mini paper flowers and laces. Visit Studio DIY for the tutorial.
18. Frosted Garden Lanterns
This lantern idea is different from all the others on this list. It’s super easy yet super amazing! You just need to use frosted glass spray to complete this project. The trick is here.
19. Polka Dot DIY Garden Lanterns
Polka dots and mason jars are all the rage these days. Combine them in this project to create polka dot DIY garden lanterns. Visit The Sway for the steps.
20. Outdoor Lantern DIY
If you’re a macrame fanatic, don’t miss this DIY outdoor lantern idea! The tutorial is here.
21. DIY Hemp Lantern
Twines, balloons, glue, and string lights are all you need to create lanterns like these! The instructions are here.
22. DIY Floral Lantern
Use paper lanterns and paper flowers to recreate the project above! They look great during wedding festivities or birthday parties. Here’s the tutorial.
23. Faux Metal Star Lanterns
On A Piece of Rainbow, learn how to make faux metal star lanterns using paper cutouts.
24. Outdoor Tuna Can Lantern
Employ tuna cans, spray paints, and a few other materials are required to create this contemporary lantern for your garden! Click here for the tutorial.
25. Cafe String Lights from Birthday Party Hats
This DIY is just a three-step project that you can complete with your kids as well! You will need birthday hats, string lights, and scissors. Click here for the tutorial.
26. Cupcake Lanterns
This is a short-term project but a cute one. Make these cupcake liner lights by following the instructions here.
27. Grapevine Lighting Balls
This detailed article here has all the information you need to create these grapevine light balls for your garden.
28. Hanging Jar Lanterns
An excellent idea for balcony gardeners. Hang these jar lanterns on the railings and give a boost to your balcony garden decorations. Visit Crafty Nest for the tutorial.
29. Canning Jar Lights
Large sized mason jars and light cords are used to create these decorative DIY garden lanterns. Get the directions here.
30. Wine Bottle Tiki Torch
These tiki torches provide an appealing modern look to the backyard. Also, it’s a great way to recycle old wine bottles. Head over to Design Sponge for the tutorial.
Also Read: DIY Wine Bottle Ideas for the Garden
31. Outdoor Lantern from Clay Pot
A clay pot transformed into an outdoor lantern. You can also do this to plastic pots and woven baskets. Visit The Art Of Doing Stuff for the instructions.
32. Twine Wrapped Vase Lantern
A flower vase converted into a twine-wrapped lantern. Take inspiration from this video to make one for yourself.
Bonus–DIY Moroccan Lantern
Kate from the Design Sponge created this Moroccan lantern from glass jars.